Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Northern Lights: Two New Books Explore Canada's Aviation Pioneers

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail has been busy and we now have a Facebook Event Page for the November 1st book launch were we will both be presenting our books and doing signings.  As noted on the event page:

Queen of Hurricanes by Crystal Sissons
Come celebrate the launch of two new titles by authors Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail (Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North (see more information below)) and Crystal Sissons (Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill) at this exciting event.

Polar Winds by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail


There will be an engaging, illustrated talk by the authors followed by a Q&A and book signing. Guests will also be invited to join in a special themed cake and coffee and tea.

This event is generously being hosted by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum with additional sponsorships and promotional partnerships from: Women in Science and Engineering, Canadian Aviation Historical Society (National), and event coordinator Carolyn Leslie. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail (info@daniellemc.com)

It is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP by joining this event or sending a note to Danielle at the above email address by October 25.

We are happy to announce that Perfect Books will be onsite to assist in book sales during the event!

The event page is located at:

Biographical Note - Crystal Sissons

Crystal Sissons is an independent historian and works at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in Ottawa.  She completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in history at the University of Ottawa, after finishing undergraduate degrees in history and education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Crystal is also active in a number of organizations, including the Business  and Professional Women’s Club of Ottawa within BPW Canada.

Biographical Note - Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is an award-winning writer, speaker, and historian, and occasional CBC radio columnist. She is the author of For the Love of Flying (2009) and Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North (2014), and is working on a children’s book, historical novel, and anthology project. She was writer-in-residence at Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Chatelaine’s  Maverick of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. daniellemc.com