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The Forestry Pilot and Mystery Dinner

Edie Suriano for local2 sault ste. marie
October 26th, 2012 at 10:43am | Last Updated at 11:00am


On Thursday November 1st we will have author Gary Tracy here with his book 'The Forestry Pilot.'

He will be doing a reading from his book as well as a book signing at 11 am in the lobby of the Bushplane. Refreshments will be served.

Gary was originally from Sault Ste. Marie. This is what he sent me regarding his novel.
In The Forestry Pilot, a mix of peoples typical of the mid twentieth century Sault Ste. Marie combine to form an extended family. Due to their diversity of inherited cultural traditions and values, they must successfully negotiate with each other their common challenges to achieve a loving family unit. The forestry pilot will become a patriarch of that family mix. On the very first day of his first posting as an Ontario Lands and Forests pilot at a northern Algoma wilderness lake, he must, within an hour, make an irrevocable decision that will be essential to his future personal happiness and the forming of that family. Unknown to him, a very unusual wilderness community awaits his arrival.

Included among the family challenges will be some common to most families. Have children? When? Sacrifice income by having one mate stay at home to better ensure close bonding with the children and sense of family? Move away to seek better opportunity, or stay in Algoma to better ensure a sense of home with close contact with extended family and friends?

Included among the story elements will be a husband who reacts psychosomatically to his wife's serious disease. Their children being in their terrible twos and terrible fours at the time complicate the issue. We learn the truth about a First Nations people thought to have been extinct for two hundred years. We learn the truth about community colleges. We learn the truth about male/female psychological types. We learn the truth about why Canada has a relatively high percentage of eccentrics.

The time period of the novel extends from the mid-1950s to the early twenty-first century.

Another Big Event!

The other event is our 3rd annual Mystery Dinner. This is a fund raiser for the Centre.
These are the details:

Our 3rd Annual Mystery Dinner is being held on Friday November 16th from 6:30-10:30pm
Tickets are $30.00 per person with a cash bar.

The meal this year is catered by Rico's Catering consisting of:
Salad, Lasagna, Chicken Breast in Wine Sauce, Herb & Garlic Potatoes, Beans Almandine.
Dessert will be from Mary's Cakes.

This will be a night of Fun and Surprises!
Mystery door prizes
Group tables will be available.
Tickets are now on sale. Please call Edie at 705-945-6242 ext 202 to reserve a table.
Doors open at 5:30pm


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