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Book Talk with Lynn Holden

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 – 12pm

All tickets: $5 / person Join local author, Lynn Holden, as she talks about her book “Canadian World Heritage Sites” and shares some of her amazing stories!

Over the course of the past 40 years, Lynn Holden travelled the country and visited all 20 Canadian World Heritage Sites. Then, she sat down and wrote a book about them!

Holden, who lived in Victoria Harbour before moving to Barrie, started her unique journey in 1982. In 2018, she finally sat down and began creating the book. It includes pictures she captured on her journey, information on each site, what makes the sites so significant, and offers up suggestions of places to visit nearby.

There are currently 20 sites designated in Canada with four in Newfoundland, three in Nova Scotia, two in Ontario, five in Alberta, one in the Yukon, one in the Northwest Territories and one in B.C. World Heritage Sites are designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the book explains what their criteria are when designating the sites.

“It was always a dream that someday I would sit down and write a book about them and publish it,” said Holden. “I want other Canadians to understand that we have these outstanding places,” said Holden. “It was an amazing journey. If you can get away on a vacation, you should definitely go to a World Heritage site.” Travel with Lynn Holden as she takes you from Newfoundland through Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario into Alberta and north to the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, ending the trip in British Columbia.

Tickets are $5/person and all ages are welcome!

There will be cocoa and coffee provided by Grounded Coffee Co. and also a variety of tea and cookies.

Come and warm your body and soul with a hot drink and learn about our beautiful country!

All ages are welcome!

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