New Book by Dr. Clair MacMillan

June 4, 2015

As  the  nineteenth  century  was  drawing  to  a  close, several    significant    social    shifts    were    occurring concurrently  in  Canada.    One  of  the  most  significant changes   that   affected   the   entire   country,   was   the opening of the Western territories to settlement, and the subsequent  development  of  the  provinces  Manitoba, Alberta  and  Saskatchewan.    At  the  same  time  the expansion of the railway system enabled people to move to  previously  unheard – of  locations  with  an  ease  that was  inconceivable  a  generation  earlier. Thousands  of families  were  drawn  from  various  places  in  Canada, each seeking a future in the new land.

 

 

The story I tell is the account of one such family.  All of the  characters  are  real  people,  who  by  one  means  or another found their way into a new community and life. The events are all real, but they are not singular.  The kinds  of  things  which  happen  in  this  story  happened again  and  again,  to  various  people,  in  various  places,  at  various  times. Henry  and Velma’s story is the story of countless from countless rural places in Canada, who, for a variety of reasons moved to one city or another looking for an opportunity to build a life. 

 

In  the  process,  and  in  the  alienation caused  by  their  dislocation,  they  came  in  contact with other people of like mind, who shared a common need:  to be loved and accepted as they found their way in the complex society of the twentieth century city.

 

Lost  and  Found is  available for  purchase  from  the National  Office  for  $13.00 (includes shipping charges).

 

You can also purchase the book from Dr. MacMillan directly at any of the upcoming District Assemblies for $10.00 per copy. 

 

Through Amazon here or Friesen Press here

 

 

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