Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Berton House Saved

Good news: the Berton House Writer's Retreat is being handed over today to the Writers' Trust of Canada. This is the perfect organization to maintain the House--Pierre Berton was one of the 5 founders of the non-profit trust back in 1976 and it's fitting that his childhood home be included in their programs. So despite the Canada Council's brutal funding cut for the House, writers will be able to continue visiting Dawson City, to write and enjoy the amazing community up there. The annual fundraising dinner for the Berton House is November 28th--held as usual at Berton's favourite Chinese restaurant in Toronto--and in the meantime, we can all raise a glass and twirl a bowtie in goodwill towards the Writers' Trust...

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