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Restigouche Live Virtual Launch
Thursday 24 September 2020 - 07:00pm - Thursday 24 September 2020 07:45pm
Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Goose Lane Editions to celebrate the launch of Philip Lee’s *Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River*, streaming live on the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB and Goose Lane Editions’s Facebook pages.

Opening with the book’s trailer, this launch features a book reading by Philip Lee, an interview by CPAWS Executive Director Roberta Clowater, and a live Q&A period.

Partnering with Westminster Books, personalized signed copies of *Restigouche* will be available to order by phone at (506) 454-1442 for pickup at 88 York St, Fredericton.
The deadline for signed copies will be Friday September 25th at noon. Signed copies will be available on September 26th.

**About the book**
The Restigouche River flows through the remote border region between the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, its magically transparent waters, soaring forest hillsides, and population of Atlantic salmon creating one of the most storied wild spaces on the continent. In Restigouche, writer Philip Lee follows ancient portage routes into the headwaters of the river, travelling by canoe to explore the extraordinary history of the river and the people of the valley. They include the Mi’gmaq, who have lived in the Restigouche valley for thousands of years; the descendants of French Acadian, Irish, and Scottish settlers; and some of the wealthiest people in the world who for more than a century have used the river as an exclusive wilderness retreat.

**Philip Lee is a journalist, lecturer, and bestselling writer. He began his career as an investigative reporter on Canada’s east coast. Restigouche emerged from his long-standing interest in rivers and the people who love them. His first book, Home Pool: The Fight to Save the Atlantic Salmon, grew out of his award-winning reporting on the decline of the Atlantic salmon. Lee is also the author of Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna, a national bestseller, and Bittersweet: Confessions of a Twice-Married Man, which was long-listed for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

**Roberta Clowater has been the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society since its creation in 2004. Roberta holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Arts in Regional Planning and Resource Development from the University of Waterloo. In 2015, Roberta received the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Land Conservation, in recognition of her work as a guiding force for natural areas conservation in the province. In 2019, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick recognized Roberta as a provincial Eco-Hero for her role in movement building and mentoring for nature conservation.

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