aturday

Book launch at the legion in Parksville

In The Moment is an anthology about ordinary people sharing their passion for life and living

Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Mt. Arrowsmith Branch 49 is a free presentation by Whitey Bernard and Gary Doi on Doi’s latest book In The Moment.

“In essence, this is really an opportunity for people to come and meet Whitey Bernard, the little boy in the photo in 1940,” Doi said, referring to the famous “Wait for me, Daddy” photo captured by The Province photographer Claude P. Dettloff on Oct. 1, 1940 in New Westminster.

“Whitey will be telling his story about what life was like in that time, what it was like after his dad returned home, the impact on his family and his reflections,” Doi said.

Along with Bernard’s story, Doi said he will also be sharing some insights into the book.

Doi said the presentation will be about 50 minutes with a five-minute video and a question-and-answer period afterward.

This is Doi’s fourth anthology for charity and he said In The Moment took about a year to assemble the 26 stories.

In The Moment is an anthology about ordinary people sharing their passion for life and living.

“Stories of what I call “real life stories” of life and living,” Doi said. “While not all the stories are as prominent as Whitey Bernard, there are many stories of small moments in life.”

Doi said some of these moments are not always public or don’t make headlines, but they can affect people’s lives.

“But both can be equally important, particularly if one is paying attention,” Doi said.

The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the legion (146 Hirst Ave., Parksville). There will be a lunch at 1 p.m. for $15. Purchase tickets before Sept. 13 from the legion or call 250-248-5633.

Proceeds from the book will go toward Children’s Wish Foundation which helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Vehicle knocks out Parksville power pole

Traffic single lane heading southbound

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

Central Vancouver Island man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road near Port Alberni

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

Most Read