Part Two of the journey begins in Toronto next Thursday (Nov. 7). Yes, we’re talking The VIA-Rail, 50 Canadians, Ocean-to-Ocean Book Tour Extravaganza. We’re promoting 50 Canadians Who Changed the World by train. So far, we have whistle-stopped through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Jasper, and Vancouver. Now, we travel east: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. If you are reading this, can I hope to see you one of these events?
-- Toronto, Nov. 7: Dora Keogh / Fine Print / Ben McNally Books (see above).
-- Ottawa: Nov. 8: Books on Beechwood (7-9 p.m.).
-- Montreal: Nov. 10: Paragraphe Books & Breakfast. Our Hero appears with Don Newman and Mark Abley. Host Anne Lagace-Dowson (10 a.m.) See here.
-- Halifax (Dartmouth): Nov. 12: Alderney Gate Library (7 p.m.)
While in Halifax, we complement the gesture captured on the left. We will visit Point Pleasant Park and, carrying a copy of 50 Canadians, wade into the Atlantic, thereby drawing the Extravaganza to a fitting close. For the rest, the big contest -- sponsored by HarperCollins Canada and VIA-Rail -- is attracting lots of interest. No wonder: first prize is a copy of my new book. Second prize, a $5,000 travel voucher from VIA-Rail. Or wait: maybe that is the other way round? Read all about it by clicking here.