New Tecumseth Public Library’s One Book, One New Tecumseth 2017 featured Charlotte Gray and her latest book: The Promise of Canada: 150 Years – Ideas And People That Have Shaped Our Country, and culminated with an author talk and book-signing at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
The One Book Team could not be more pleased with the way the evening went. Thank you to everyone in the community who participated:
- Our sponsors: Honda of Canada Manufacturing, The Rotary Club of Alliston, Nottawasage Inn Resort, Circle Theatre, Simon & Schuster Canada, our amazing “Get Caught” photographer Tessla Stuckey, Wendy Gabrek from The New Tecumseth Time and Brad Pritchard from The Alliston Herald;
- The people and organizations that shared their own inspirational “Promise of Canada” in our “Get Caught Reading” photo essay;
- The Sugartones Quartet Rhapsody;
- Everyone who came out and enjoyed the event; and
- Charlotte Gray, we still have a literary crush on you.
We’d love to hear what you thought of the evening, too.
Celebrate #Canada150 with a classic Canadian film.
Please join us tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd in the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E) at 7 pm for the airing of this film, mentioned in Charlotte Gray’s “The Promise of Canada”, our One Book, One New Tecumseth title for 2017.
Drylanders is an epic drama that looks at the opening of the Canadian West and the drought that led to the Depression in the Thirties. It is the saga of a family who left Eastern Canada to stake their future in the Prairies. Principle roles are played by Frances Hyland and James Douglas.
For more background information about this film, please visit the NFB.ca blog.
The New Tecumseth Public Library is pleased to announce that the 2017 One Book, One New Tecumseth author will be Charlotte Gray featuring The Promise of Canada: 150 Years – People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. The event will culminate in an author visit and book signing on Saturday, May 13th at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at all three library branches.
Charlotte Gray is the author of ten acclaimed books of
non-fiction, including The Massey Murder, Gold Diggers, Nellie McClung, Reluctant Genius, and Sisters in the Wilderness. Charlotte has won numerous awards, holds five honorary doctorates and appears regularly on radio and television as a political and cultural commentator.
Copies of The Promise of Canada can be borrowed from any NTPL branch. Copies are also available for purchase for $25.50. Please call your branch for more details.
Please join us for a wonderful evening with Charlotte Gray as we begin our celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Tickets are on sale now!
Photo of Charlotte Gray courtesy of Valberg Imaging.
Film Showing: Drylanders
The epic saga of a family who left eastern Canada to stake their future in the prairies.
Mentioned in Charlotte Gray’s book The Promise of Canada
Memorial Branch (Alliston): Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm