Monday, June 06, 2022

Grand Canadian Tour/Grande Tournée Canadienne

 Shaping up beautifully! First stop Toronto where I will be in residence for two weeks at Massey College, a favourite place just opposite my alma mater, Trinity College. Will be doing interviews, library talks & book clubs as well as meeting family & friends. Then a week a-wandering between family & Navy buddies in Ottawa. Then off to Edmonton for one-night hotel stay before flying into the Great North at Fort Simpson to set off for river expedition on the Nahanni - a life-long dream! - with,  then south to Vancouver to give a talk at the Theosophical Society & then ferry to Vancouver Island to stay at CFB Esquimalt where I was once stationed, in the Officers' Quarters (but alas no diving, that dream died, more anon), then east to Winnipeg for one night before flying into Cross Lake Reserve in Manitoba to give talks in First Nations schools, then 2-day road trip back across the Prairies to a holiday camp north of Edmonton for a 50th year reunion of Canada World Youth/Jeunesse Canada Monde. (You can learn more about the Navy & CWY/JCM Malaysia Year One at under Adventures: Canadian.) NOTE: huge thanks & go raibh míle maith agat to Culture Ireland/Cultúr Eireann for grant-aiding the working part of this trip.

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