February 4th Meeting: 1812: The Land Between Flowing Waters

Author and  Novelist Ken Leland

Ken & bridge_editd Ken Leland will be talking about and reading passages from his historical novel, 1812 The Land Between Flowing Waters. The novel is set on the Niagara and Detroit River frontiers during the War of 1812. After escaping to Upper Canada, the Benjamins found freedom from slavery. With their white neighbours and friends, the Lockwoods, both families must defend a new homeland from impending American invasion. These families are Loyalists, living near Niagara Falls. The Babcocks are pacifist Quakers, yet they too are threatened by the coming onslaught. For Kshiwe, Kmonokwe and their children, 1812 is just another season of fear among First Nations. This Neshnabek family lives many days travel to the west, in a place settlers call Indiana. In the shadows of Brock and Tecumseh, all join in the struggle to endure.

book cover_editdKen Leland is the winner of the 2015 Carleton University, Creative Writing award for his short story “Meant For This World.” see this link.

Samples from Leland’s novel, historical background for each chapter and published short stories can be found on his website:  www.kenlelandauthor.com 

Thursday, February 4, 2015: Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Speaker at 8:15 pm,  Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto

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Past Event: January 14, 2016, 7:30 PM: A Special Meeting to discuss the future of WTJHS

Join the WTJHS executive in a brainstorming session:

clip-art-meeting-193216How would you like to see our society change in the next few years?
We are looking for new ideas – this will be a “Blue Sky” session!

Basement, Annette Public Library, 145 Annette St. Toronto
Open to the public – Free admission

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Nominate Your Favourite Volunteer: Ontario Volunteer Recognition Program

WTJHS encourages you to nominate your favourite volunteer (anywhere) for an Ontario Government award!  The letter below gives detail and deadlines, and YES you can nominate online!

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Terrific “Lost Rivers of the Junction” video!

Check out Trevor’s excellent video “Lost Rivers of the Junction”  here

RiversLightened

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