Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lobster Author Visits Pier 21 for Canadian Citizenship Week

Award-winning children's author, Anne Renaud, will appear at Pier 21, and at schools and libraries in Halifax, as part of the Canadian Citizenship Week Festivities (from October 13th-19th). Renaud will speak about her research for Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far.

About Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far:
From 1928 to 1971, a cavernous shed-like building stood in Halifax harbour, welcoming more than one million newcomers to Canada. It was also the last view of home seen by close to 500,000 Canadian service personnel, as they sailed off to battle during World War II. Across its threshold came the ebb and flow of home children and guest children, soldiers and war brides, refugees and displaced persons, carried to and from its doors by ocean liners, military ships and small sailing vessels. This is a chronicle of Pier 21 and of those who passed through, some on their way to foreign lands to fight for freedom, and others on their way to becoming part of the growing nation of Canada.

Who: Anne Renaud, author of Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far
What: Book signing at the historic Pier 21 Building
Where: Pier 21 Museum Gift Shop
1055 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 423-4045
When: Saturday, October 18th from 11:00-11:45 AM

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