Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations


Remind Me

Colin Harris Online Book Launch

Saturday May 15 2021 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Zoom, Virtual

McNally Robinson Booksellers and RMB | Rocky Mountain Books present Colin Harris and his new bestselling book Take Me Outside: Running Across the Canadian Landscape that Shapes Us. Hosted by Joanne Kelly.

Join us to hear about Colin's cross-Canada run to inspire students and teachers to get outside and experience the benefits and beauty of nature.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

Take Me Outside is Colin’s story of spending nine months running from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia, visiting over 80 schools along the way to engage with 20,000 students about the importance of spending time outside learning, playing, and exploring in the Canadian landscape. With one of the biggest and best backyards in the world, people across Canada are spending the vast majority of their time inside. Yet, our identity as Canadians has always been rooted in our relationship with the outdoors. This wildly entertaining book not only recounts what it’s like to run across the world’s second-largest country but also implores readers of all ages to reignite their connection with the natural world.

Host Joanne Kelly is a former broadcast journalist who now teaches journalism in the Creative Communications program at Red River College. She talks books on the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Manitoba and writes book reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press.

See:

Take Me Outside

- by Colin Harris

Trade paperback $22.00 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $19.80

One educator's story detailing a cross-Canada run to inspire students and teachers to get outside and experience the benefits and beauty of nature.

You'd think starting a non-profit organization aimed at getting young people to spend less time in front of screens and more time outside would be difficult enough. But with a decrepit support vehicle housing two dogs that despised each other, a good friend who left after five months, a lot of peanut butter, and a hope to inspire thousands of students, Colin Harris decided to start this journey by running 7600 kilometres, the equivalent of 181 marathons, across Canada. And to ensure this was a truly Canadian venture, he started in the bleak and snowy month of January.

Take Me Outside is Colin's story of spending nine months running from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia, visiting over 80 schools along the way to engage with 20,000 students about the importance of spending time outside learning, playing, and exploring in the Canadian landscape. With one of the biggest and best backyards in the world, people across Canada are spending the vast majority of their time inside. Yet, our identity as Canadians has always been rooted in our relationship with the outdoors. This wildly entertaining book not only recounts what it's like to run across the world's second-largest country but also implores readers of all ages to reignite their connection with the natural world.