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Author Mike Parker coming to North Queens Business Hub

Nova Scotian author Mike Parker will be at the North Queens Business Hub on October 21, giving a free illustrated talk sharing an eclectic mix of history, heritage and nostalgia celebrating the traditions, natural beauty and intrinsic values of Nova Scotia's woods and waters
Nova Scotian author Mike Parker will be at the North Queens Business Hub on October 21, giving a free illustrated talk sharing an eclectic mix of history, heritage and nostalgia celebrating the traditions, natural beauty and intrinsic values of Nova Scotia's woods and waters

On Oct. 21, Nova Scotia storyteller and local historian, Mike Parker, will be in Caledonia at the North Queens Business Hub giving a talk entitled Nebooktook - In the Woods.

CALEDONIA - The talk, according to Parker, is a richly-illustrated, eclectic mix of history, heritage and nostalgia celebrating the traditions, natural beauty and intrinsic values of Nova Scotia's woods and waters.
Although the title of the talk shares a title with his most recent book, Parker says the theme is far more reaching.
“I have given many presentations, illustrated talks over the years and like those, the hub event is an opportunity to share some of Nova Scotia's incredible history which will hopefully be entertaining and educational for those attending,” says Parker.
Parker has been researching and writing about his native province of Nova Scotia and its people for 30 years. He has been called “Nova Scotia’s Storyteller” because of the diversity of themes covered in his many works of popular history including over 15 books on various subjects.
Historically, the North Queens area became prominent because of the mines, forestry camps and mills in the area, says Chloe Herman, manager of the North Queens Business Center and Innovation Hub.
“We are grateful to have people like Mike Parker available to enlighten us on the significance of those industries at the time and how they have brought Nova Scotia to where it is today,” says Herman.
In this fast-paced, technological world, Herman says it's nice to slow down and indulge in one of the most simple and common ways of preservation: storytelling.
The hub invites anyone and everyone to come and enjoy the story of Nova Scotia's forest with Mike Parker on Oct. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at 9793 Highway 8, Caledonia. The event is free, but it is suggested that people RSVP through email or the Facebook event so organizers can ensure there is enough seating.

Did you know?
The hub was able to use funds from a Nova Scotia's Rural Communities Foundations' celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday grant to bring Mike Parker in for this guest talk.

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