Massey Lecture 2018

City life meets Country Life!

In total we were 15 attending the 2018 Massey Lecture this year… members from both the Bass Lake Book Club and the ESA Book Club, as well as another Teacher Librarian friend.

If you missed it… the full five (5) lectures begin airing this evening, November 12th on CBC Radio One: Ideas.

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Save the Dates! Summer 2019 dates announced

Plan now to join us for our Summer 2019 Bass Lake Book Club adventures.

  • Victoria Long Weekend:  Sunday May 19th
  • Canada Day Weekend:  Sunday June 30th
  • Civic Holiday Weekend:  Sunday August 4th
  • Labour Day Weekend:  Sunday Sept 1st
  • Thanksgiving Weekend:  Sunday Oct 13th

Follow the blog, or join our e-mail distribution list, to keep up to date about our book club meetings, and other events and get-togethers.

New members are always welcome to join us.

And another poem!!

Written for a Creative Writing Class…

 

The Best View Ever

There is the dock where Bob the Dog paddleboards.

Up the shore the asshole on his jet ski cuts a figure 8.

Our little bay is clogged with water lilies every July

Inviting my canoe to glide ever-closer for a better look.

The sun sets behind the canopy of pines.

Will it be a better day tomorrow or another day like today?

No matter.

I am alone on a rock toasting the best view ever.

 

By Catherine Brydon, Bass Lake ON cottager

An Irish Limerick

Written while travelling in Ireland, Fall 2018…

There once was two eejit’s from Mactier
Who came to Ireland for the beer
They loved the emerald green
So they rented a camping machine
We signed up for a winding slow ride
Not knowing it was all on the left side
Off we go down one lane roads
When meeting oncoming trucks you need to be bold
So narrow you can scratch your arm
No fear the mirrors already have seen much harm
Garry said we were a long long way to Tipperary
So off to ring of Kerry.

By MaryAnn Beaudin

Massey Lecture 2018: Field Trip

We’re going on a field trip!!  To the 2018 Massey Lecture… which will be given by investigative journalist, and 2017-18 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, Tanya Talaga.

We have purchased a block of tickets… and have one remaining available.

Want to join us?

Join us at our Labour Day weekend get-together (Sunday September 2nd from 11am to 1pm) to discuss Seven Fallen Feathers – our pre-cursor to attending the Massey Lecture… and to join us on our field trip.