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Liz Jansen -- Book Launch

Thursday Sep 26 2019 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Winnipeg launch of Crash Landing: The Long Road Home. Co-presented by the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcyle Groups (CMMG).

As Liz Jansen approached her sixtieth birthday, she needed to understand how the experiences of her German Mennonite ancestors, who’d arrived in Canada as Russian refugees ninety years earlier, had shaped her. Seeking answers, she set off across the country on her motorcycle to visit the places they’d lived as they established themselves in a new world.

Three weeks later a catastrophic crash threatened to sideline her quest. Instead, the ensuing time of uncertainty and stillness led her deeper, exploring and ultimately reconnecting with her cultural roots, and her self.

Since Liz Jansen began riding a motorcycle at age sixteen, she’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles of mostly solo riding across North America. She has a particular fondness for the open expanses of the Canadian prairies.

Crash Landing is her third book. She lives in Orangeville, Ontario with her cat, Measha, and Trudy, her Triumph Tiger motorcycle.

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Crash Landing

- by Liz Jansen

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As Liz Jansen approached her sixtieth birthday, she needed to understand how the experiences of her German Mennonite ancestors, who’d arrived in Canada as Russian refugees ninety years earlier, had shaped her. Seeking answers, she set off across the country on her motorcycle to visit the places they’d lived as they established themselves in a new world.

Three weeks later a catastrophic crash threatened to sideline her quest. Instead, the ensuing time of uncertainty and stillness led her deeper, exploring and ultimately reconnecting with her cultural roots, and her self.


About the Author: Since Liz Jansen began riding a motorcycle at age sixteen, she’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles of mostly solo riding across North America. She has a particular fondness for the open expanses of the Canadian prairies. Crash Landing is her third book. She lives in Orangeville, Ontario with her cat, Measha, and Trudy, her Triumph Tiger motorcycle.