BCGS Christmas Social Reminder – 12 December 2012 – Burnaby

MEETING REMINDER – The BC Genealogical Society Christmas Social will be Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:30 pm, Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.

Special Guests: Lisa Anne Smith & Barbara Rogers, authors of Our Friend Joe: The Joe Fortes Story (Ronsdale Press, 2012).

Our Friend Joe - book cover“When a young black man named Seraphim ‘Joe’ Fortes arrived in Vancouver in 1885, with little to his name, no one could have possibly suspected that one hundred years later he would be voted ‘Citizen of the Century.’ Our Friend Joe is the first biography of the West Indian sailor who became a local legend, saving dozens of lives and teaching three generations of Vancouver children how to swim. On a chance rowboat ride not far from the city, he would find his “perfect place” in English Bay, where the untold story truly begins.”

Also featured at the Social will be the BCGS annual pocket book sale and the announcement of the BCGS Most Improved for 2012.  Refreshments. All welcome.

BCGS General Meetings: the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 pm at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway (Kingsway & Edmonds), Burnaby V5E 1G3.

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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