About the Book

This page tells about the people who wrote this story and drew the pictures. It also tells you about Veterans' Week and some other things.

About the Author

Shelley Fiset is a Communications and Commemorations Officer with Veterans Affairs Canada. She has spent the past eight years working with the Ontario Regional Office, the past four in Communications. Mrs. Fiset is a former journalist and graduate of Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario. Born and raised in the North, she now resides in Kirkland Lake, Ontario with her husband and two children - a daughter Charlie and a son Alexander.

About the Illustrator

Aimée Chatelaine is a Youth Intern with Veterans Affairs Canada as part of the Career Edge Youth Internship Program. Ms. Chatelaine, originally from Timmins, Ontario joined the Ontario Regional Office of Veterans Affairs Canada in the spring of 99. An avid artist her whole life, she has often had her art displayed in her local community. Ms. Chatelaine works with many different mediums, where native influences, hard work and dedication often come through in her work. She has studied art in school, as well as private lessons, and hopes to someday make it her career.

Veterans' Week

November 5th to 11th is a week to honour and remember the achievements and sacrifices of Canadian veterans. It is an opportunity for Canadians in communities and classrooms to honour and pay tribute to veterans and peacekeepers at numerous activities and events across the country. In the Ontario Region, Veterans Affairs Canada's main focus is on Book Readings held throughout the province. During Veterans' Week 1998, over 30,000 Ontario children participated in the Book Readings. To learn more about it, contact the Ontario Regional Office at the address listed at the back of the book.

Special Thanks

  • Jim Jones, Curator of the Bunker Military Museum in Cobalt, Ontario.

    Mr. Jones, a Second World War veteran himself, has been of tremendous assistance with the historical and research portions of the book.

  • The Royal Canadian Legion
  • Huguette Brunet
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