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Chasing Canada’s History

Fundraising Gala

Chasing Canada's History with Author Ken McGoogan


Ken McGoogan, the award-winning author of more than a dozen books, has been chasing history for over twenty years. He brings this adventure to life with an illustrated presentation built around his bestselling works, which include Fatal Passage, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World, How the Scots Invented Canada, and Celtic Lightning. A former journalist who has worked at three of Canada’s top newspapers, Ken will talk about sailing in the Northwest Passage while researching four books, and about exploring Scotland and Ireland for two more. His awards include the Pierre Berton Award for History, the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, an American Christopher Award “for a work of artistic excellence,” and the University of British Columbia medal for Canadian biography. Ken voyages with Adventure Canada as an author-historian, and teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Toronto and in the new MFA program at University of King’s College in Halifax.

Ken McGoogan's presentation is sponsored by Jensen Cheese

Evening Agenda

Strolling Dinner presented by The Combine Restaurant of Simcoe

Silent Auction 

Presentation by author-historian Ken McGoogan 

 Coffee, dessert, and book signing

Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available

Pre-Sale Tickets - $65.00  Only 25 available until August 15th. 

Regular Price $75.00 each,  each ticket holder receives a $25.00 Charitable Receipt. 

You will be contacted when tickets are available for pick-up at the museum. Pre-paid tickets can also be picked up at the door the night of the event.

If purchasing multiple tickets, you will only receive one downloadable ticket with basic event information. We will have on file at the museum how many tickets you purchased. Bring your download ticket to the museum to exchange for event tickets or pick-up at the door the night of the event. 

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