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An Afternoon with Jody Mitic

Sunday Nov 05 2017 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Winnipeg launch of Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces (Simon & Schuster Canada) featuring Jody Mitic and local contributor Michael Czuboka in conversation with host Terry MacLeod. Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.

In this moving collection of first-person accounts, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces take us inside life in the military and share their personal stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice.

What does it mean to serve? Bestselling author Jody Mitic brings together veterans and active military personnel from across Canada to tell us, in their own words, what it means to answer the call of duty.

Featuring stories of courageous rescues, bravery in the face of conflict, and camaraderie at home and overseas, Everyday Heroes is an authentic and stirring look inside the hearts and minds of the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jody Mitic is a twenty-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader. A sought-after motivational speaker, he is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities, and amputees. His memoir, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, is a perennial bestseller. He founded the Never Quit Foundation and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Won with One, an organization devoted to helping physically challenged athletes realize their dreams. He currently serves on Ottawa City Council.

Michael CzubokaPrivate Michael Czuboka (Ret) joined the army in 1950 and served in the Korean War, where his battalion, 2 PPCLI, received the U.S. Presidential Citation for “extraordinary heroism at Kapyong, Korea.” When he returned, he trained as a paratrooper and completed forty-five jumps in two years. After leaving the army, Michael went on to become a pilot, a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent of schools. He has taught at the University of Manitoba and in Ukraine, and is the founding president of the Korean War Veterans Association in Manitoba. In his seventieth year, he completed a five-hundred-kilometre solo canoe trip on the Assiniboine River from Brandon to Winnipeg in fourteen days. Michael has published six books, including the Canadian bestseller Ukrainian Canadian, Eh? He lives in Winnipeg.

Host Terry MacLeod is an independent Emmy-nominated journalist, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, and former CBC Radio and TV host, presenter and producer.

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Everyday Heroes

- Trade paperback

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In this moving collection of first-person accounts, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces take us inside life in the military and share their personal stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice.What does it mean to serve? Bestselling author Jody Mitic brings together veterans and active military personnel from across Canada to tell us, in their own words, what it means to answer the call of duty. Meet the World War II bomb aimer whose plane engines failed over Hamburg during a raid, the naval signalman who patrolled heavily bombarded waters in Southeast Asia during the Korean War, and the unarmed peacekeeper who found himself standing on a road riddled with mines in Rwanda. From the young recruit who marched over thirty kilometres on what turned out to be a broken leg to prove her mettle, to the three brothers in arms who endured a summer of relentless fighting in Afghanistan, this collection captures the pain and sacrifice, the risks and rewards of standing on guard for Canada. Featuring stories of courageous rescues, bravery in the face of conflict, and camaraderie at home and overseas, Everyday Heroes is an authentic and stirring look inside the hearts and minds of the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces. These stories will make you proud to be a Canadian.