Author of 'The Hockey Sweater' to visit the Bay

Thursday, December 05, 2013   by: Kate Adams

North Bay Public Library

News Release


Roch Carrier, a popular Quebec author and author of The Hockey Sweater will be reading from his book The Flying Canoe on Saturday, December 14 at 10:30 am in the auditorium of the North Bay Public Library.

A retelling of the French Canadian folktale La Chasse-galerie, the story centres around 11 year old Baptiste, who finds himself far from his friends and family and his home in La Beauce on New Year’s Eve 1847.

He has come to the woods of the Ottawa Valley to live and work among “the finest lumberjacks in Canada.”

As the New Year approaches, Baptiste and the lumberjacks grow more and more homesick.

Resolved to see their families again before the stroke of midnight, the crew board a magical canoe that lifts them into the air, across villages, and closer to home.

The cost is $2 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the library.

In conjunction with the North Bay Symphony Orchestra who will be featuring a reading by Roch Carrier of The Hockey Sweater accompanied by music written by Abigail Richardson-Schulte as part of their Winter Festival celebrations that evening at the Capitol Centre.


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