SHOAL Activity Centre
10030 Resthaven Drive
An evening of journeys
SIDNEY – The Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival Society and Tanner’s Books will cohost
their first reading of the Spring Reading Series on February 16, 2018.
Monique Gray Smith’s book, Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, explores how
Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people has suffered as a result of the Residential School
system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. She
will share her journey toward truth and reconciliation though her readings and stories.
The other journey was that of a young man who set out to travel through the mountains three
hundred years ago. When his remains were discovered, First Nations elders called the discovery
Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį (Long Ago Person Found). Richard Hebda’s book, Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį:
Long Ago Person Found is a portrait of the man and his world, and explores how diverse ways
of knowing can complement each other to provide a new understanding of our complex histories.
Friday, Feb. 16 at the Shoal Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive, at 7 p.m. (doors open at
Tickets are $10 at Tanner’s Books or online http://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/.
A reading series package of three tickets for the price of two will be available at Tanner’s.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary
*For further information, please contact Janet Daines at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca