Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Blood and Salt

The people who experienced the Castle Mountain Internment Camp near Banff, Alberta are part of Canada's history. So many peoples lives were affected by the experience! Loss of finances, loss of freedom, loss of a sense of belonging, loss of a sense of Canada's welcome, all these and more. Throughout the experience however, the internees were essentially pawns in a grand story of war, and political alliances. They were interned, not for anything they had control over. They were "enemy aliens", not quite Canadian citizens yet, and paper-tied to the Austrian empire that would enter Europe in a blood bath once called The Great War.

Some of them continued to dream.  

A new work of fiction, grounded in the real-life of the Castle Mountain Internment Camp in the Canadian Rockies is about those choices - asking questions about life, life and ethnicity.

Barbara Sapergia's new novel, Blood and Salt, is being featured at its Edmonton launch on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8 PM. The Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta, Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies, and venue host St. John's Institute are pleased to welcome guests to this free book reading, book signing, to meet the author and stay for the reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8PM
St. John's Institute First Floor Gallery/Classroom
11024-82 Avenue, Edmonton

For more information and/or a special event parking pass for the area, please contact or
780-439-2320 or 780-809-3771 or 780-952-1311

Thanks to Suzanna Brytan, Executive Director of St. John's Institute for the update information.
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