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Meet author Dave Bidini

  • Sun Dec 08, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Millrace Room

There is nothing more Canadian than a well-known musician and author turning his love for hockey in a new book Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs. Dave Bidini, co-founder of the rock band Rheostatics, National Post columnist and author of three books about baseball and hockey, confronts the painful truth of the once-great Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s been four decades since the Leafs last won the Stanley Cup!

Hockey is often the lens through which we see our lives, and Dave Bidini uses the legendary hockey master, Dave Keon, as his lens. Keon provided leadership in four Stanley Cups and won two Lady Byng trophies as the NHL’s most gentlemanly player. Throughout his twenty-two year career, Keon was only in one fight!

According to sports personality, Ron MacLean, Dave Bidini is “One of the great voices of hockey and music, in our country.”

Bidini will be at the Alton Mill Arts Centre on Sunday, December 8th, 2 to 4pm for an afternoon of talk and reading. The Rubber Brothers will be on hand to perform as well as artist Mark Grice creating a painting of Dave Keon in action at the same time. Refreshments provided.

Tickets ($10.00) available at BookLore at 121 First St, Orangeville and Shaw’s Creek Café at the Alton Mill. Proceeds will be donated to the Alton Millpond Restoration Project.