Media Advisory - Canada's Cross-Country Olympic Pioneers

Guts and Glory book signing

The Arctic Skiers Who Challenged the World

YELLOWKNIFE, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Join Olympic cross country trailblazing skiers Sharon and Shirley Firth and author Sally Manning at Canada's Northern House, Friday, February 19, 2010 at noon for an informal chat and book signing. As the Olympic Winter Games continue in Vancouver, their book, Guts and Glory: The Arctic Skiers Who Challenged the World recreates one of the most remarkable eras in Canadian Olympic history.

It brings to life the amazing saga of Canada's cross-country pioneers - the talented young Aboriginal racers from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, who skied to international glory in the late 1960s and 1970s. When these kids blazed their way to the Olympics, they set the stage for today's Canadian stars.

    WHEN:     Friday, February 19, 2010

    TIME:     Noon to 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Canada's Northern House, Vancouver
              602 West Hastings Street at Seymour

    CONTACT:  Ronne Heming
              Outcrop Communications
              (867) 445-6281

Guts and Glory: The Arctic Skiers Who Challenged the World, by Sally Manning

Outcrop, The Northern Publishers, Yellowknife.

ISBN 0-919315-34-8

Books available at Northern House, Vancouver or contact


For further information: For further information: Ronne Heming, Outcrop Communications, (867) 445-6281,

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