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The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver Release


Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 1:40pm

After a heart-warming launch with contributors and Vancouver media at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia last Wednesday, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver has been released onto bookshelves across British Columbia. A host of writers, historians and friends came together to complete Chuck Davis’s final work after his death in November of 2010, and the community continues to push for the success of this important book. On Tuesday, December 6th at the Vancouver Public Library beginning at 7:00 pm, Vancouver legends Red Robinson and Dal Richards will share stories of Chuck Davis and the city he loved, along with other individuals who were key to the completion of the book.

The Globe and Mail published a feature about this community initiative on Saturday: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-authors-band-together-to-finish-late-historians-magnum-opus/article2242290/.

If you missed it, listen here for the conversation between The Early Edition’s Rick Cluff and journalist Allen Garr, one of the central contributors to The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver: http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/podcast/2011/11/21/reaction-to-civic-election-chuck-davis-vancouver/.

CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest will host a contest featuring The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver. Stay tuned this December to find out how you can win a copy of this fascinating book.

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver is the city’s diary that had, until now, been scattered in archives and memories. At once fascinating, inspiring and hilarious, this monumental last work from the late Chuck Davis is to be enjoyed by all who have experienced this city. The book is, as the author hoped, “fun, fat and filled with facts.”