There will be a special event in Williams Lake on Friday

There will be a special event in Williams Lake on Friday

Tribute to Paul St. Pierre coming up

A special evening is being planned in Williams Lake to honour writer and former Chilcotin-Coast MP Paul St. Pierre.

A special evening is being planned in Williams Lake to honour writer and former Chilcotin-Coast MP Paul St. Pierre.

The event will be held Friday, Sept. 16 in the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex starting at 7 p.m.

St. Pierre will be in attendance to tell the audience about his adventures in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, says Krista Liebe, who is organizing this special tribute.

This will be a special evening honouring the man and his work, Liebe says.

The CBC television film Cariboo Country (writer) will be shown.

St. Pierre was the MP for Coast Chilcotin from 1968 to 1972 and also spent many years, after relocating to the coast, visiting and writing about the Cariboo-Chilcotin in books and newspaper columns.

His famous books about the region include Breaking Smith’s Quarterhorse, Boss of Namko Drive, Chilcotin and Beyond, In the Navel of the Moon, Old Enough to Know Better, Sister Balonika, Smith and Other Events, and Tell Me a Good Lie.

The Breaking of Smith’s Quarter Horse was adapted into a feature film starring Glenn Ford and Chief Dan George, who played Old Antoine in the CBC-TV adaptation of his novel Cariboo Cowboy.

St. Pierre has received many honours over the years, including the 1984 Western Writers of America Spur Award and the B.C. Gas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

 

Tickets will be $10 at the front and back doors.

 

 

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