Governor General of Canada, Right Honourable David Johnston has highlighted Pluralism as key for the Globalized World, citing His Highness the Aga Khan, in his book: The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation. Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening. A book signing will follow the event.
Governor General David Johnston offers a spirited and inspiring exploration of the moments, virtues, habits and decisions that have made Canada unique in the world. Written as a series of letters to characters and individuals living and dead, eminent and unknown, The Idea of Canada is a record of the social forces that have shaped, consumed and inspired the author to think of Canada as an idea long worthy of expression and now searching for refinement.
The author sets his thoughts out to friends and icons as disparate as singer Céline Dion, astronaut Chris Hadfield, His Highness the Aga Khan, the Unknown Soldier, Olympian Clara Hughes, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, lawyer Purdy Crawford, author John Buchan, former Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, Quebec mayor Régis Labeaume, and a 10-year old Inuit boy who asked simply, “Who are you, anyway?”
28 SEP 2016 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY (MAIN BRANCH) – JOHN DUTTON THEATRE, 616 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
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