Thursday, May 12
Felicity Klassen will give a reading and sign copies of her new book Chilcotin Ramblings: Chronicling Cowboys, Cowgirls and Curious Characters at the Station House Gallery on Thursday, May 12 starting at 5 p.m.
Cowboys, trappers, ranchers, politicians and millionaires are a few of the characters Klassen encounters growing up in Chilcotin Lodge at Riske Creek during the 1940s and 50s.
She describes the way of life by telling her own family’s story, the stories of her neighbours and the history of “The Lodge.”
Her books are also available at Willy’s Western Wear and the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.
Friday, May 13
D’Arcy Christensen will be at the Williams Lake library, Friday, May 13 starting at 7 p.m. to read from and answer questions about his book Double or Nothing: The Flying Fur Buyer of Anahim Lake.
Christensen was born in Ocean Falls in 1929, and raised in Bella Coola Valley and Anahim Lake on the Chilcotin plateau.
In the 1970s Christensen bought a plane, took some flying lessons, and went on to earn the title of the “Flying Fur Buyer” of the Cariboo Chilcotin.
Using his bush plane (equipped with skis) he delivered groceries to people living in outlying areas and purchased furs from trappers as far north as Babine and Tatla Lake.