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Welcome to the White Mountain Publications Newsletter October 30, 2011

After considerable consideration, we have decided to post the Newsletter on the site as well as send a link to those who signed up for it. With the exponential climb in spam, many people are not opting for automatic emails, and while we are not adding to the proliferation of spam because we do NOT forward our email lists in any fashion, our notices are quite often getting lost in aggressive spam filters. This seemed to be an appropriate compromise. This way, if there is news you wish to forward, forwarding this link is easier for you as well.

Please fell free to spread the word. We're excited about what we are doing, and we hope you will be as well.

Booyah -the Life and Times of Don Pecore

Don Pecore's story Booyah ~Memories of an Old Rink Rat has a section entitled The War Years1939-1946 He writes of his enlistment, training, and theatres of service with his Regiments, Grey and Simcoe Foresters and Governor Generals Foot Guards. There are maps that trace the route of the Governor General's Foot Guards, 21 Canadian Armoured Regiment, from Normandy July 1994 to Germany May 1945 with Don's comments and recollections. He ends this section with "And the horrors of war followed us home and stayed with us forever."

In 1984 and 1985, Don returned to Europe. One of the gifts that Don received from the people of North Bay was an all-expense paid trip to the Normandy 40th Anniversary DDay Reunion. He returned to Holland the next year for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Holland. He writes, "This time there were no demons that followed me home. I came back liberated and at peace."

Started by Don before he passed away in 1993, the story was completed by his daughter Tina Pecore Bagordo. Don was well-known in Timmins, South Porcupine and the North Bay area where his life of service has been recognized with trophies and even induction into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame.

Highway Book Shop Northern Ontario's Unexpected Treasure

First copies of the history of the Highway Book Shop arrived from the press, and we are excited to see this first-hand account from co-owner Lois Pollard turn out so beautifully. Even more heart-warming is the response of the people who have seen the book and are in love with it. Unique in its character, with its policies grounded in service to the reading public, Highway Book Shop attracted four generations of customers who returned year after year. This is the story from its beginnings told by Lois Pollard while the pieces of the story exist intact, undamaged by time.

The official Launch for the book will be at the Riverside Farmers' Market Christmas Show at Riverside Place, New Liskeard on Friday November 25th, 2011 (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturday November 26th (8 am to 2 pm). Lois Pollard will be there to sign books. The book itself has been in development since 2005, and the 25th of November marks the second anniversary of Dr. Douglas Pollard's death. It seemed a fitting way to commemorate his life.

Upcoming Releases

Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar  2012

Okay, now I really am feeling older: this is our tenth year producing the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar, listing Canadian writing contests and book award programs for the year 2012. Still on target for Nov 10th mailing. make sure the writer, or prospective writer, in your life has one for their upcoming year.

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