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Cobourg Poetry Workshop - Third Thursday Reading Series

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Kathryn MacDonald

Cobourg Poetry Workshop - Third Thursday Reading Series

May 16 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Best Western, intersection of Elgin and Burnham Sts,, Cobourg

Poetry readings by SOTH members: Antony Di Nardo and Kathryn MacDonald plus Cassidy McFadzean

Les AMIS Concert - May 19, 2024

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Michael Pepa

Renati Piano Trio – Live performance

Yohali Montero, Violin
Samantha Yang, Cello
Colin Chang, Piano
Performance at Trinity United at 3:00 pm

Renati Piano Trio

Jack Calder at War: A Mother's WWII Scrapbook

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Patricia Calder

Jack Calder at War.

The University of Windsor collaborated with me in producing a website of my grandmother’s WWII Scrapbook containing 100 authentic documents which tell the story of my Uncle Jack, a navigator with RCAF/RAF.

He parachuted into Republican Ireland (Eire) in 1941, was captured by the Guards and thrown into the Curragh prison where he remained for 20 months. He escaped under a cloak of secrecy and began retraining when his plane crashed into a mountain in Northern England. Luckily he was rescued by a nurse who hiked 10 miles to the smoking crash site. Then he spent 8 months in hospital, enduring many surgeries to his leg and face. Finally he returned to service and was elevated to Pathfinders where he flew Mosquitoes until he was shot down in July 1944.

I Flew into Trouble by Patricia Calder

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Patricia Calder

Iguana Press, Toronto has offered to publish my book, I Flew into Trouble.

Stay tuned for book launch from September to November, 2024.

Book Details
Through the story told in historically based letters between Jack Calder, a WWII RCAF / RAF navigator, and his Canadian family, the reader follows events from 1940-45. The adventures of this young journalist offer an eye-witness account of one of the greatest wars of our time. The responses of his family in Canada show how people on the other side of the ocean are dealing with the harsh realities they cannot control.

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