posterCountdown to Oil Springs 150TH Anniversary Special Event

The approach of the launch of the tête-bêche, Black Springs Abbey and Early Days in Oil Springs has given co-op student, Becca, several opportunities for educational field trips.

Early in the month, we visited the Book Keeper and had a chance to meet with owner, Susan Chamberlain. Susan, who keeps many of my books in her beautiful store, had suggested I bring in copies of The Bells of Prosper Station prior to the May book signing of its sequel. She also took time to answer Becca’s questions about the bookseller business.

Last week Becca interviewed Bill Chong, owner of Haines Printing, who gave us a grand tour of Sarnia-Lambton’s oldest printing company.

This week she interviewed Heather Wright, Editor of The Independent, an informative weekly newspaper serving Petrolia and Central Lambton since 2013. Heather and I then discussed the Ignite Lambton event at the Oil Museum of Canada at which the book launch will take place.

We also met with Connie Bell, Supervisor of the Oil Museum of Canada, to finalize details concerning the powerpoint presentation and the book signing which will follow.

Co-author, Bob McCarthy, bless him, has done a wonderful job producing and publicizing our book as well as rounding up speakers for the Ignite Lambton 2015 event at the Oil Museum.

Join us as we celebrate with Oil Springs!


What:  Ignite Lambton 2015 presentation and Tête-Bêche Book Launch

When:  Sunday, May 3, 2014 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: The Oil Museum of Canada, 2423 Kelly Road, Oil Springs, ON