John Forbes, Comox Valley resident and author of the new book Ocean Falls and Beyond, will sign his book at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop on Saturday, Feb. 10 between 1 and 2 p.m.
Forbes tells his story of growing up in Ocean Falls, working in the sawmill, joining the RCAF and traveling throughout Europe. He will have readers shaking their heads wondering how he survived in the isolated mill town on B.C.’s Northwest Coast, not to mention his close calls while with the RCAF.
Forbes had always been disappointed that his father never talked about his early life after running away from home at a young age.
He claims that this book was initially written as a legacy for his siblings, children and grandchildren.
What readers will realize is Ocean Falls and Beyond is truly a story of what it means to grow up Canadian.
Ocean Falls became virtually a ghost town in the 1980s – but reunions of former residents are a feast of storytelling.
Meet John Forbes at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop at 386 Fifth St. in downtown Courtenay.