Author brings the 40s to Fernie

A celebrated author will be coming to the Fernie Heritage Library to read from her latest book on Monday, November 21.

A celebrated author will be coming to the Fernie Heritage Library to read from her latest book on Monday, November 21.

‘The Time We All Went Marching’ is the latest novel from Vancouver’s Arley McNeney.

Set during the 1930s and 40s in the BC interior, this novel is set in a period in history rarely explored in fiction. Skillfully deploying the history of the On To Ottawa Trek, when over a thousand men from relief camps attempted to protest their brutal conditions, Arley McNeney illuminates the human struggle to fight for survival – no matter what the cost.

Arley McNeney’s first novel, ‘Post,’ was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Best First Novel, Canadian and the Caribbean, and longlisted for the Saskatchewan Best First Novel and for the ReLit awards.

 

An elite athlete, McNeney played on Canada’s national wheelchair basketball team from 2001 to 2007, winning two World Championships and a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympics.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental health and COVID-19: going forward

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau offers some mental health advice for moving into our new normal

Elk Valley businesses announce permanent closures

Three local businesses will not be reopning their brick and mortar stores

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

District of Elkford rolls out four phase reopening plan

Phase two will begin in mid May with the reopening of some public outdoor spaces

Fernie Fox Hotel donates $5,000 to Fernie Pets Society

The donated money is going towards the development of the Railyard Dog Park

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Police watchdog recommends charges against five Mounties in Prince George man’s death

Police used pepper spray on the man, who then had trouble breathing before dying at the scene

B.C. tourism seeks relief as businesses wait for COVID-19 restrictions to ease

Mid-June earliest for more in-province travel to be authorized

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

B.C. woman launches First Nations search, rescue and patrol program

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Most Read