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October Ferries to Gabriola By Charlotte Cameron
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October Ferries to Gabriola is inspired by the life of the notorious British novelist, Malcolm Lowry, author of the 20th century masterpiece, Under the Volcano. Playwright Charlotte Cameron mixes... More > fact and fiction, moving back and forth in time from 1946 to the present day, juxtaposing the lives of Lowry and his second wife, Margerie, with the plight of a contemporary couple. Both couples are dealing with similar troubles: alcoholism, tragedy and homelessness, hopelessness, guilt and angst. Both couples come to Gabriola Island, British Columbia, seeking refuge, a place to write and love, a place of redemption and hope, creativity and rebirth. In this provocative drama, Cameron raises a host of existential questions and explores our endless quest for a paradise on earth.< Less
Running: The Alex Decoteau Story By Charlotte Cameron
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“Meticulously researched, this play brings Alex Decoteau—the man, his life, his death—before us. A man of ability, ambition, and integrity ... a true warrior ... ultimately... More > sacrificed on the altar of futile tactics.” Major (Retired) David Haas, CD, rmc Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero. Canada’s 1st aboriginal police officer, a champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, at 29, in the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. The book includes an historical note, archival photographs, and a fascinating introduction to the play and the Alex Decoteau Run, which introduced Edmonton schoolchildren to this aboriginal role model. Attention teachers: Appropriate for Grades 5 and up (9 years and older).< Less

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