Brown Bag Lecture - Rika Ruebsaat & Jon Bartlett - Summer Camp Stories

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Summer camp has been a rite of passage for millions of Canadians. It is a formative experience on the path from childhood to maturity. Rika Ruebsaat has interviewed scores of campers who attended summer camp beginning in the 1940s up to the 21st century. The result is her book, My Paddle’s Keen and Bright, a collection of stories containing campers' lived experiences. In this session she will share some of these stories as well as inviting everyone to sing along with her the camp songs that many of us will remember.

Musician/Folklorist Rika Ruebsaat is the co-author, with Jon Bartlett, of Soviet Princeton, finalist for the Roderick Haig-Brown Award for best BC book of non-fiction.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is an opportunity to spice up your lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics.
Tuesdays from noon - 1pm Museum Auditorium (785 Main St).

Admission is by donation. Suggested donation is $2 for adults, $1 for children. For more information contact: 250-490-2451 or