Trade Customers click here

We are experiencing technical problems, sorry about that. We are working on them!

Known problems are:

  • Online ordering system
    • Problems have been located and improvements to the system are being made.
    • We hope to have this service operational soon and appreciate your patience.
← Back Home
← Back to the News Archive

Historian signs copies of BC 150s official Commemorative Book


June 11

Award-winning author Jean Barman will be signing copies of her new book, British Columbia: Spirit of the People, at Chapters Metrotown, on Saturday June 14 at 11:00 am.

2008 marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. To celebrate 150 years of cultural diversity and heritage, the BC government commissioned Harbour Publishing to produce this commemorative coffee-table book, which explores the history of BC’s ten diverse regions.

The text of British Columbia: Spirit of the People, by Barman, is ambitious in scope. Barman delves into BC’s history and geography as she explores the province, region-by-region. The book looks at the different geographical areas, with sections devoted to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan/Boundary, the Southern Interior, West and East Kootenay, the Central Coast, the Northwest, the Central Interior and the Northeast. From the large stretches of open range and grassland of the Southern Interior, to the rugged geography of the Kootenays and Coast Mountains, to the verdant beauty of the Gulf Islands and the excitement of the province’s cities and communities, each of BC’s geographic regions offer unique local characteristics and cultural flavour.

Like the province of British Columbia, with its remarkable history, characters, places and achievements, British Columbia: Spirit of the People is a remarkable book and an important addition to the library of every British Columbian