Friday, November 11, 2016
Time: TBA, but will follow the ceremony
The Military Museums, Calgary
4520 Crowchild Trail S.W.,
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 410-2340 (ask for Hannah at the Gift Shop)
Open to the Public!
This book signing coincides with the Remembrance Day ceremony.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
13:15 to 14:30 hours
Hull Services School – ILS Work Experience Program
Calgary, Alberta
This is a 40 minute interactive presentation to a class of young adults about Canadian involvement in the Great War, to help them understand the sacrifices that Canadian soldiers and their families made 100 years ago. The schedule allows plenty of time for questions from this dynamic group of young people and encourages discussion.
Note: This is a Private event and is NOT open to the Public.
This turned out to be a terrific session with a highly engaged class of young adults. Rather than the scheduled 40 minutes, turned out to be a 90 minute presentation and dialogue about the Great War with many great questions from the participants and staff.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:00 to 16:00 hours
Indigo Books
Signal Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta
5570 Signal Hill Centre S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 246-2221 (ask for Stacey)
Open to the Public!
Even though it was a Wednesday, it was a surprizingly good day for book sales and for having a friendly chat with several people who stopped by to share stories.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
14:00 to 15:00 hours
Hull Services School
Calgary, Alberta
This is a 40 minute interactive presentation to a class of young adults about Canadian involvement in the Great War, to help them understand the sacrifices that Canadian soldiers and their families made 100 years ago. The schedule allows time for questions from this dynamic group of young people and encourages discussion.
Note: This is a Private event and is NOT open to the Public.
Well attended by an interested and enthusiastic class of young people.

Sunday, June 12, 2016
11:00 to 16:00 hours
Indigo Books
Signal Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta
5570 Signal Hill Centre S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 246-2221 (ask for Stacey)
Open to the Public!
Several people took the opportunity to pick up a Fathers’ Day present during this event.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
11:00 to 16:00 hours
Indigo Books
Signal Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta
5570 Signal Hill Centre S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 246-2221 (ask for Stacey)
Open to the Public!
Good turnout; met lots of interesting people. Looking forward to doing another book signing.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
13:30 to 14:30 hours
Hull Services – ILS Work Experience Program
2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
This is a 40 minute interactive presentation to a class of young adults about Canadian involvement in the Great War, to help them understand the sacrifices that Canadian soldiers and their families made 100 years ago. The schedule allows plenty of time for questions from this dynamic group of young people and encourages discussion.
Note: This is a Private event and is NOT open to the Public.
The participants were very enthusiastic and were quite focused on this topic which was new to many of them. There were many questions throughout the presentation and afterward. They also had an opportunity to handle a couple of pieces of Great War uniforms as part of the learning experience.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
12:30 to 16:30 hours
The Military Museums
4520 Crowchild Trail S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 240-9723
(ask for Stephen or Kara)
A 45 minute presentation about the 123rd Battalion, Royal Grenadiers, in the Great War, as a part of TMM’s Lecture Series will be followed by a snack for registered guests, then a book signing. Please RSVP at www.themilitarymuseums.ca/lecture-topics-current so that the Museum can plan for the the size of the audience.
Open to the Public!
This was another successful event attended by ~30 people. There were several excellent and informed questions following the presentation. Thanks to the Military Museums for making this happen!

Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:00 to 16:00 hours
Indigo Books
Signal Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta
5570 Signal Hill Centre S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 246-2221 (ask for Stacey)
Open to the Public!
This was a very successful event.  Many people stopped to chat, and the number of books signed far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Indigo!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
19:00 hours
Royal Regiment of Canada Association Dinner
at the Argonaut Rowing Club
1225 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, Ontario
A 50 minute presentation about the 123rd Battalion, Royal Grenadiers, in the Great War
Note: This event is NOT open to the Public
This event was attended by ~160 members of the Royal Regiment of Canada Association including some of our revered Dieppe veterans. I enjoyed the opportunity of being the keynote speaker at this prestigious event.  My thanks to the Association Executive for inviting me.

Press Release
Until now, the story of the Canadian Combat Pioneers in the Great War has been overlooked by military historians who have chosen to focus on the infantry actions. This book chronicles the story of the 123rd Battalion raised by one of Canada’s oldest and finest Regiments; the 10th Royal Grenadiers, whose history began in December 1861. The Order to raise the 123rd Battalion was issued November 12, 1915, and Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Bernard Kingsmill, the Commanding Officer of the Royal Grenadiers at the time, relinquished his command to raise, train and command the 123rd Battalion.

The book tells the story in human terms. It does not dwell on the great battles, but rather it portrays the officers and men, themselves, including profiles of some of the men who served. This book will be of interest to military historians, to provide substantial facts about the Pioneers and Engineers who helped to save the lives of countless infantrymen and artillerymen during the heat of the battles.