by Sam McBride
I am very pleased to announce a book promotion tour for “The Bravest Canadian — Fritz Peters VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars“ in the Maritimes Sept. 25 to Oct. 5, 2013. The tour includes 10 events in eight cities and three provinces.
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown – noon to 1 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Charlottetown Bookmark store, book signing
Charlottetown – 11 am to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5 – Charlottetown Indigo store, book signing
Fredericton — 3-4:30 pm, Friday September 27 – Chapters Fredericton store, book signing
Moncton — 12-2 pm, Saturday September 28 – Chapters Moncton store, book signing
Saint John — 12-2 pm, Sunday September 29 – Indigo Saint John store, book signing
Halifax — 12-1:30 pm, Tuesday October 1 – Chapters Bayers Lake store, book signing
Dartmouth — 2:30-4 pm, Tuesday October 1 – Chapters Mic Mac Mall store, book signing
Halifax – 7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 1, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic presentation
Truro — 12-1:30 pm, Wednesday October 2 – Coles Truro Mall store, book signing
New Glasgow — 3:30-5 pm, Wednesday October 2 – Coles Highland Square Mall store
I am particularly pleased to be in the events program of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, one of Canada`s great museums. I went through the museum in 1992 and was very impressed. Lots of interesting stuff on the Cunards, the Titanic, Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy. I am going to talk about Fritz Peters` Maritime heritage, including the Peters, Grays and Cunards who were all United Empire Loyalists or descendants of Loyalists, and prominent throughout the region. http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/en/home/whattoseedo/programsandtours.aspx
In February 2013 the book received a Heritage Award from the Prince Edward Island Museums and Heritage Foundation, and in June 2013 it won first prize in the British Columbia Genealogical Society`s Family History Book Awards.
Books are available at bookstores across Canada, or through amazon.ca, amazon.com or amazon.co.uk, or through the publisher at http://www.granvilleislandpublishing.com.
If you have suggestions for the book tour or comments on the book, I would be very pleased to hear from you. Email BravestCanadian@shaw.ca or Twitter @BravestCanadian.