Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of CanadaGovernor 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.

Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of CanadaGovernor 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.

Join Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library for an evening with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of CanadaThe 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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GG and MHI Governor General of Canada’s letter to His Highness the Aga Khan: “Your belief in the value of working across physical and spiritual borders illuminates our world.” - Excerpted from The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation by David Johnston. Copyright © 2016 David Johnston. Published by Signal, an imprint of McClelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher.

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