LUNCH AND LEARN

SEPT 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

FERNIE HERITAGE LIBRARY

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of pride - it emerged 5 years later having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies tearing the community apart, including the internment of enemy aliens in a camp located at Morrissey, BC.In his new book, Fernie At War: 1914 - 1919, author Wayne Norton explores what it meant to live in Fernie during those confusing and divisive years.

Includes lunch (soup, sandwich, tea/coffee, dessert) and author talk. Wayne will also be availabe to sign his book after the talk (books available, $24.95).
WAYNE NORTON

WAYNE NORTON

AUTHOR | FERNIE AT WAR



WAYNE NORTON is a writer and historical consultant now living in Victoria, BC. He hwas written extensively on a variety of topics and has published with the Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun among others, and has written several books and articles on the Elk Valley.
VANTOL PERCUSSION COLLECTIVE

VANTOL PERCUSSION COLLECTIVE

TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRUMMING

CHINESE CULTURAL DINNER

SEPT 13 | 5:00 - 8:30 PM

FERNIE FAMILY CENTRE

Celebrate the heritage of Fernie's Chinese community in an unforgettable evening of traditional music, food and culture. A pre-dinner outdoor Chinese drumming demonstration by the Vantol Percussion Collective will be followed by live traditional music by the Calgary Chinese Music Development Association and a dinner catered by Arrowana Restaurant.

Following dinner, our guest speaker will share the history of the Chinese community in Fernie and British Columbia.
LUBOMYR LUCIUK

LUBOMYR LUCIUK

AUTHOR | WITHOUT JUST CAUSE



Lubomyr Luciuk is a full professor of political geography in the Department of Political Science at The Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston. He is the author, editor or co-editor of 30 books and over 300 opinion editorials published in major Canadian newspapers, including In Fear of the Barbed Wire Fence: Canada's First National Internment Operations and the Ukrainian Canadians, 1914-1920 and Without Just Cause: Canada's First National Internment Operations and the Ukrainian Canadians, 1914-1920. Dr. Luciuk served as director of research for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (www.uccla.ca) which spearheaded the campaign to secure symbolic redress and recognition for Canada’s first national internment operations.

CALGARY CHINESE MUSIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

CALGARY CHINESE MUSIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

TRADITIONAL CHINESE ENSEMBLE