Life a Gift Passed On – An Anthology of Elders’ Stories

Words on Water Miramichi announces the launch of the book Life a Gift Passed On, An Anthology of Elders’ Stories, a Words on Water Legacy Project.

The collection represents diverse voices from all regions in the Miramichi and includes newcomers to Canada, Indigenous people, veterans and other unique men and women of the Miramichi.  Eight of the stories are in French (no translation) and were contributed by the grades 5,6, and 7 students at Ecole Régionale de Baie-Sainte-Anne.

“I am grateful to so many people for their talents and their voices who helped bring this long-cherished project into print: the youth, the elders, and the family members who shared their stories in this book and in intergenerational story circles. Nor could this have happened without the teachers and volunteers in each community. I also thank the Government of Canada. This project was partially funded by the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Project.”

– Judy Bowman President, Words on Water. 

Books will be available at the Napan Baykery on Water Street in Chatham and at Millcove Coffee in Newcastle. Or, call Judy Bowman at 773-4733 for other options. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to continue the legacy project.

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