Speaker Series Event: Ken Cuthbertson

Book Halifax Explosion                                                            

Two thousand people died in the catastrophic explosion that followed the collision of two ships in the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the morning of December 6, 1917. It was the largest man-made blast prior to the 1945 development of the atomic bomb. How and why did the worst disaster in Canadian history happen? Veteran journalist-author Ken Cuthbertson, the author of The Halifax Explosion: Canada's Worst Disaster, recounts the unforgettable true story of a disaster that never should have happened, and he reveals some little-known Kingston connections to the terrible events of that day.  

 After Halifax Explosion

 

Speaker: Ken Cuthbertson
Speaker Ken Cuthbertson
Kingston native Ken Cuthbertson has worked as a journalist at the Whig-Standard, in Toronto, London, ON, and Regina. He retired from the Queen's Alumni Review magazine in 2014 after 28 years in the editor's chair. The Halifax Explosion is his fifth book. He's now hard at work on a book ...

Kingston native Ken Cuthbertson has worked as a journalist at the Whig-Standard, in Toronto, London, ON, and Regina. He retired from the Queen's Alumni Review magazine in 2014 after 28 years in the editor's chair. The Halifax Explosion is his fifth book. He's now hard at work on a book about Canada in 1945, to be published by HarperCollins Canada in the spring of 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.


 

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When?

Sun, June 23, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

Where?

United Church Hall
52 Victoria St.
Marysville, Ontario K0H 2Y0