Prairie Wind & Silver Sage presents author
reading from Fire Canoe
Tuesday, July 17, 2019, 7 pm
@ Prairie Wind & Silver Sage
— Pass the Hat Admission, Cash Bar —
Fire Canoe brings the first-hand accounts of the steamboat packet owners, captains, stevedores, immigrants, soldiers and carpetbaggers who travelled the South Saskatchewan and Red rivers between 1859 and the turn of the 19th century. The tales of their arrival, the exploits of the people they carried, the impact of their regularly scheduled trips on waterways across the prairies all come alive in Barris’s unique you-are-there storytelling. A former producer and broadcaster at CFQC radio and CBC Saskatchewan, Barris is the author of 19 best-selling books, including the recently released Dam Busters, Victory at Vimy and Juno.