June 11, 2022. The main reason for coming to North Bay was an invitation from the North Bay Public Library to do an Author Talk about my book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten’.
The library had two copies of the book, and it was heartening to hear from some of those who attended the talk that they had already read the book.
…Pre-preparation ensured no technical glitches…
A presentation requires technical support, and this was provided by Rebecca Larocque, Manager IT and Information Services, and Bethany Brownlee, Program Coordinator. Researcher Norma Wall took an interest into the soldiers from the North Bay area that had been identified by researchers at the Canadian War Cemeteries in The Netherlands. (See https://onthewarmemorialtrail.com/2022/05/15/on-the-war-memorial-trail-author-talks-in-north-bay/)
The library arranged for an article about the book and upcoming Author Talk at the North Bay Library, which was published in Bay Today.ca on May 15. See Soldiers honoured in new book. Author talk set for public library: https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/soldiers-honoured-in-new-book-author-talk-set-for-public-library-5357955
…The Author Talk allowed us to meet and greet people interested in the subject…
A diverse group attended the Author Talk. One couple had a family member who had participated in the liberation of The Netherlands during WWII. Several had made war memorial journeys of their own. A few were members of various military heritage groups, while others had Dutch heritage. We very much enjoyed the evening and everyone that we met.
Thank you to Don Coutts and North Bay Public Library Head of Children’s Services and Deputy CEO Nora Elliott-Coutts for arranging our visit. Kudos to the excellent staff at the North Bay Public Library for ensuring we had a glitch-free presentation. Plus… thank you to all who took the time to come out for the Author Talk. More North Bay adventures are coming up in the next posting.
If you know of any soldiers from the North Bay area that are buried in The Netherlands please let Pieter know. You can mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment on the blog, or send a tweet to @researchmemori1.
…..Upcoming Author Talk….
- Thursday, August 11, 2022 – Victoria-By-The-Sea, Prince Edward Island, part of the ‘Our Island Talks’ series, and hosted by Victoria Playhouse and Victoria Historical Association. Time: 2:00 pm.
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Daria’s book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten‘ is available in print and e-book formats. For more information see https://nosoldierforgotten.com/
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