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Surprise Book Launch of 'Sixty-Five Years Till Now'

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Thank you to everyone who came the the book launch of Sixty-Five Years Till Now by Victoria R. Hazlehurst. The book launch was a surprise for my Mom's 65th birthday. Victoria has written poetry for a number of years now, but she did not expect them to be made into a book. Having scanned these poems from various handwritten notebooks on the ruse that they would be lost if there was a fire, a book was created from 161 of her poems.

I presented the book to my Mom five minutes before her book launch. She was shocked that one of her pictures was on a book cover, and then amazed when it dawned on her that she was holding a book of her own poetry. Then we entered Naesgaard's Market where more than fourty of her friends and family were waiting for the look on her face, as she realized that she was walking into her surprise book launch. What followed was a book reading of several poems, a televised interview with Shaw Cable, an interview with the AV Times, and a book signing. There was an added shock when Dayna Roumanis announced that Victoria would be on North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay the following morning (click here to listen to the podcast & drag the play bar 1/5 of the way across).

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A special thank you to Dayna Roumanis for planning such a wonderful event, to Tom McEvay and Ron Paulson for organizing the PA system, to Bruce, Marlene, Matt and Justine Trenholm for all your hard work, to Nikko and Becky Niamath for organizing the treats, and to Naesgaard's Market for hosting our event at such a beautiful site. Click here to see more pictures from the book launch.



The book is available in Port Alberi at Naesgaard's Market and Curious Coho Books or on our website.

I will announce when the AV Times article and Shaw Cable video are released.

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