Mr. Barris will present his book “Victory at Vimy: Canada comes of Age”, on Wednesday, May 17th, at 2pm in the Meeting Room of the Lindsay branch library. Based on first-hand accounts, Ted Barris paints a compelling and surprising human picture of what it was like to have stormed and taken Vimy Ridge.
Barris is the author of 18 bestselling non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada. In June 2014, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story won the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award (shared with Chris Hadfield).
For more than 40 years, Ted’s writing has regularly appeared in the national press publications, like Globe and Mail and National Post, in addition to magazines as diverse as Legion, Air Force, esprit de corps, Quill and Quire, and Zoomer. He has also worked as host/contributor for most CBC Radio network programs and on TV Ontario. He is a full-time professor of journalism and broadcasting at Toronto’s Centennial College, and a patron of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society, supporting that author’s works and memory in his hometown of Uxbridge.
Everyone is invited to this informative presentation, which will be followed by an opportunity to meet the author and enjoy light refreshments.
For more information about Mr. Barris visit his website, at www.tedbarris.com.
Support for this special event has been provided by the Friends of the Lindsay Library.