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    Treasures of the CNE

    Memorabilia and Tales from the Canadian National Exhibition by

    One of the leading collectors of memorabilia from the Canadian National Exhibition tells the stories of “The Ex”. Celebrating a joyful feature of our country’s heritage, the full-colour photos of the author’s extensive collection of cherished ...


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    To Climb a Mountain

    Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid Turmoil and History by

    In the 1900s, the dream of owning their own land draws thousands of immigrants to the Canadian West. One of them is Billy King, an adventurous youngster who emigrates from England with his family to a rough-and-tumble Saskatchewan town and then over ...


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    Alone But Never Lonely

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    Gus D’Aoust (1897-1990) was a legend, an icon of the Northwest Territories. He was a well-known adventurer, explorer, hunter, and above all, a dedicated and passionate Barren Land trapper. In this inhospitable environment beyond the tree line, he ...


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    From Poverty to Poverty

    A Scotsman Encounters Canada by

    Raised by a single mother on welfare during the 1930’s depression and World War II in the Scottish Highlands, Ian spends his childhood trying to get enough to eat and stay warm. During an adolescence apprenticed to a drunken blacksmith, he also ...


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    Write Soon and Often

    The Life of a Bomber Pilot Through His Letters Home by

    Travelling through Europe in the summer of 1939, 17-year-old Donald Plaunt witnessed preparations for war in every country he visited. After he completed high school in 1941, Donald became part of that war when he enlisted in the RCAF and became a ...


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    from Wah Lee To Chew Keen

    The story of a pioneer Chinese family in North Cariboo by

    Who was Wah Lee? To the Keen family living in North Cariboo, B.C., Wah Lee was their forefather from China; amongst local historians, Wah Lee is the name for a general store in Quesnel, B.C. This book unravels the mystery of a name, which is also ...


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    Return to Odessa

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    A Mennonite baby named Raisa Friedrichsen is born as her mother dies in Blumenau, Ukraine: one of the last villages established in the historic Molotschna Colony. Her father, only sixteen years old, leaves Raisa to be raised by her grandparents, ...


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    Toronto's Last Rainbow

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    Toronto’s Last Rainbow paints a nostalgic portrait of Toronto in a bygone era from the point of view of one central neighbourhood. It catches the spirit of the times just ahead of the feminist era. With poignancy and humour it follows an amazing ...


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    The Three Coins

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    Toronto, 1951 – Irishman Tom Corbert sits in his rented room and turns an unopened letter over in his hands. The envelope has stamps from all over the world on it, stamps that trace the journey he’s been on for the last decade. The letter has ...