Laurie Carter calls Emily Carr her greatest hero because Carr is a peerless artist who also worked magic with the written word. Her life forms a worthy role model for women, for artists, for writers, for anyone faced with the prospect of aging. Photo courtesy of

Award-winning author and photographer Laurie Carter, who has written extensively on the Canadian artist Emily Carr, will address the Merrickville and District Historical Society Annual Dinner Tuesday, November 28, at the Merrickville Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Ms. Carter, who recently moved to Merrickville from British Columbia, has authored “Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island”, the first of two volumes exploring the life of Emily Carr. She has travelled the province inspired by Carr’s life and work, while sharing her interest in nature and First Nation cultures.

“The historical society is combining our annual dinner and our annual meeting, which we see as a logical arrangement,” said Ann Martin, President of the Merrickville and District Historical Society. “We’ll begin with the dinner, followed by the brief annual meeting, and then the presentation by Ms. Carter.”

For information about the dinner tickets, please contact Gillian Gray at 613-269-4236 before November 23. Tickets cost $25. Meal choice is beef or chicken.

The brief annual meeting includes a year-end review by Ann Martin, and the election of a new executive for 2018 begins at 7 pm.


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