Strange New Country - Geoff Meggs
Strange New Country - Book Reading & Talk w/ author Geoff Meggs
When: Sat, June 9, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $11 (includes Museum entry)
Hear gripping stories of the Fraser River Salmon Strikes of 1900-1901 in a dynamic presentation from award-winning author Geoff Meggs. Salmon gillnetting in the turbulent waters of the Fraser River at the turn of the last century was dangerous, back-breaking work. When the powerful Fraser River Canners’ Association fixed the maximum price per salmon at 15 cents, fishermen united in their determination to win a decent living, resulting in a number of strikes. Author Geoff Meggs is currently the chief of staff to BC Premier John Horgan. He has been a journalist, Vancouver city councilor and executive director of the BC Federation of Labour. He is the author of several books, including Salmon: The Decline of the B.C. Fishery, which won the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.
Afterward, explore the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s latest exhibits; the price of your ticket includes free entry to the museum.