CRD Chair Al Richmond and Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook will be on hand at the Gibraltar Room tonight to help pay tribute to author Paul St. Pierre.

CRD Chair Al Richmond and Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook will be on hand at the Gibraltar Room tonight to help pay tribute to author Paul St. Pierre.

Paul St. Pierre tribute tonight

The Williams Lake Film Club and the Cariboo Regional District Library will host an evening with author Paul St. Pierre tonight, Sept. 16, to celebrate his work.

The Williams Lake Film Club and the Cariboo Regional District Library will host an evening with author Paul St. Pierre tonight, Sept. 16, to celebrate his work.

The evening will include a presentation by the renowned author, along with clips of his favourite episodes from the 1960s CBC television series Cariboo Country.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

Paul St. Pierre has been working as a journalist and author in British Columbia for many years.

He was the Member of Parliament for the riding of Coast Chilcotin from 1968-1972.

St. Pierre was one of the “flying MPs” whose ridings spanned an area similar in size to some European countries.

Once he became this area’s representative, he moved to the Chilcotin and fell in love with it.

St. Pierre is best known for his popular fiction recounting adventures and quirks of life in the Cariboo Chilcotin. He has published seven books of the cowboy genre, and documented the lives of individuals and legends as well as the natural history of the region.

His books are recognized as classics in Canadian literature; grasping the essence of life in the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Cariboo GM is the proud sponsor of this event with the master of ceremonies for the evening being their sales manager, Lorne Doerkson. CRD chair Al Richmond, mayor Kerry Cook will make special presentations to St. Pierre during the evening.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Cariboo Regional District Library and to the Williams Lake Chapter for Students with Learning Disabilities.

 

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