General · 23rd May 2012
Join us for a book signing and talk at Stillwater Books with local author Catherine Marie Gilbert, whose recent book Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Defending Canada’s western coast during World War II, has just been released by Ptarmigan Press (Kask Graphics).
Her unique look at the history of the Yorke Island fort includes over 100 photos, both archival and modern, and stories from local residents who were living in Kelsey Bay and on Hardwicke Island when the fort was being built. Learn how the members of these small communities were affected by the influx of hundreds of soldiers and sailors, and how the fort grew over a period of six years. The author will also discuss her experience in the research and development of this intriguing project.
The talk is scheduled for 7:30pm on Wednesday May 30. Refreshments will be served. Stillwater Books is located at 1260 Shoppers Row. For further information call 250-850-3103.