Fighter ace Stocky Edwards and his wife Toni of Comox, B.C., both veterans of the Royal Canadian Air Force, are pictured on the cover of my book: My Favourite Veterans: True Stories From World War Two's Hometown Heroes. I visited them in September 2016 and gave them a copy of my book. They were delighted. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/stocky-edwards.
The Fighting Ballendines is the story of eight Metis brothers from Battleford, Saskatchewan who joined the Canadian Army in WW2, following in their father's footsteps. The story appears in my book titled My Favourite Veterans: True Stories From World War Two's Hometown Heroes. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/army-aboriginal-family.
Jessie Lee Middleton lives in a nursing home in Abbotsford, B.C. In September 2016 I gave her a copy of my book containing her story, titled My Favourite Veterans: True Stories From World War Two's Hometown Heroes. This former military nurse, who served in Italy and Europe, will be one hundred years old in December. She creid when I gave her the book, and said: "Now I'm glad I lived so long after all!" For more: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/canadian-nurses-wartime.
I found Andy Shauf way too late. It was the drone, somber, and warm, "I'm Not Falling Asleep" that showed me how much musical reward I had missed from this fantastic Canadian artist. Adding to his already great impression on me, Andy Shauf has released another great new track from his upcoming LP, The Bearer Of Bad News. "Hometown Hero" takes the slow and brooding challenge of "I'm Not Falling Asleep" and gives it a welcomed jolt of sway. Much brighter than the previously released track, ...
Sept.9 2016 - Henderson returns to hero's welcome in hometown Busloads of schoolchildren clad in red and white lined the paths of a local park in Brooke Henderson's hometown on Friday to celebrate the star Canadian golfer and her breakout season, which has seen her win her first LPGA major, surge in the world rankings and make an Olympic appearance - Brooke Henderson and sister/caddie Brittany Henderson, The Canadian Press -