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World TB Day, March 24, 2020

As the world awaits the discovery of a vaccine to combat Covid-19, today we remember another global epidemic, tuberculosis.  March 24, 2020, is World TB Day, commemorating the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacteria which causes tuberculosis. This eventually led to the diagnosing and curing of tuberculosis, though the disease remains the world’s No. 1 infectious killer.

Many thanks to the Scarborough Tuesday Probus Club!

It was great to speak to the Scarborough Tuesday Probus Club on Feb. 18, 2020, about Exile Air. The meeting had a Tropical theme, with many straw hats and Hawaiian shirts in view … the perfect antidote to a wintery day!  Thanks for inviting me!

Upcoming presentation to the Scarborough Tuesday Probus Club


I’m looking forward to speaking about Little Norway and my book, Exile Air: World War II’s ‘”Little Norway” in Toronto and Muskoka, on February 18, 2020, at the Scarborough Tuesday Probus Club.

The location is the St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church, 56 Lawson Road, Scarborough, Ontario.  The meeting starts at 10 a.m.  Hope to say hello to many members of the Club!

The Probus Club of Central Muskoka

I was honoured to speak to the Probus Club of Central Muskoka about Exile Air on November 13, 2019. Thanks to the Club for the invitation, and for their warm welcome on a wintry day!

Thanks to the Durham Lifelong Learning members!

I’d like to thank the members of the Durham Lifelong Learning group, for inviting me to speak to them about  Little Norway and my book, Exile Air, at their meeting on October 8, 2019 in Whitby. I’m grateful for their warm hospitality, and for all the interesting conversations with members after my presentation.  Many thanks to all!

Upcoming Presentation to Durham Lifelong Learning, Whitby

I’ll be attending the October 8, 2019 meeting of Durham Lifelong Learning members to speak about Exile Air. The location is the Hebron Christian Reform Church, 4240 Anderson Street, Whitby, Ontario, and the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.  I’m really looking forward to meeting the organization’s members and chatting with them about World War II’s “Little Norway!”

Thanks to the Combined Probus Club of Scarborough

Many thanks to the Combined Probus Club of Scarborough for a warm welcome at their meeting on September 5, 2019.  I enjoyed speaking to the Club about Exile Air, and hearing some interesting personal recollections of “Little Norway,” afterwards!

75th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 2019, we honour the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 156,000 Canadian, British and American troops landed on five beaches in Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Nazi control. Overhead, Allied aircraft, including those from the Norwegian Squadrons of Britain’s Royal Air Force, flew missions to protect the disembarking troops. The Normandy landings are said to have been the beginning of the end of war in Europe. On this 75th anniversary, we honour all those who took part in the Battle of Normandy, and thank them for their courage and sacrifice.

Canadian troops land at Juno Beach, France, on June 6, 1944.