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Raincoast Chronicles 22 Launches in Vancouver!

Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:09pm

Harbour Publishing’s Raincoast Chronicles series has been highlighting the people who have defined life on BC’s coast for over forty years. Join guest editor David R. Conn for a book launch celebrating the release of the 22nd issue of the series—Raincoast Chronicles 22: Saving Salmon, Sailors and Souls: Stories of Service on the BC Coast—at the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Teekay Gallery (1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver) on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30pm. This event features presentations by editor David R. Conn and contributors Constance Kretz, Heather Conn, Peter Robson, and more. Doors open at 7pm, admission is free, and refreshments are provided. 

Raincoast Chronicles 22 is inspired by BC’s service workers—from doctors to helicopter rescue pilots, from Vancouver bus drivers to Fisheries employees counting sockeye returns, from clergymen to deckhands. Throughout BC’s history, the everyday contributions of hardworking people that often go unnoticed have had a huge impact on the development and identity of the province.

Please pre-register to attend the launch of Raincoast Chronicles 22 by emailing

There are nine articles collected in this edition, each told alongside illuminating photographs. They include Alan Haig-Brown’s adventure stories from his days as a deckhand on a veteran BC coastal freighter with a haywire crew; Angus McIntyre’s experiences operating an iconic Brill trolley bus in Vancouver; Constance Kretz’ snapshots from the first fifty years at the historic Painter’s Lodge near Campbell River; testimonials gathered by David R. Conn from the two doctors that provided all of the medical services in the southern Gulf Islands as young novices in the 1950s; and much more.

Editor and contributor David R. Conn, who worked in coastal shipbuilding, steel fabrication and energy conservation before making a career as a librarian and freelance author, gathers the rich, intriguing stories of just a few of the people providing all matter of services in BC who have helped make our province not only functional, but also full of life.