Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our Hero brings John Rae back to Calgary
In 1999, when he was working as books editor at the Calgary Herald, Our Hero traveled to the Arctic with a fellow Calgarian to erect a plaque at the spot where explorer John Rae discovered the final link in the Northwest Passage. He told that story in his award-winning book Fatal Passage, which became an international bestseller and inspired a BBC docudrama. Last August, Ken returned to the High Arctic to see if the John Rae plaque was still intact. On Friday, August 30, he will bring that story full circle, when he returns to Calgary to give an illustrated lecture at the Calgary Public Library (John Dutton Theatre). Ken will be appearing courtesy of Clan MacRae.