The Chief's Footsteps A social and natural history based on the life and times of Roy Peck of Danford Lake, Quebec

The Chief's Footsteps A social and natural history based on the life and times of Roy Peck of Danford Lake, Quebec

by Rick Blanchard

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This book recounts the remarkable life of Roy Peck, a quintessential yet extraordinary Canadian. Born into an austere rural situation, he stuck by home and family through tough times and discovered the fun of living and the benefits of choosing well. He received Canada's and Quebec's top honours for his chosen genres in the shooting sports of target archery and rifle. The young athletes of the Northeast Pontiac and Central Gatineau nicknamed him "The Chief" for his winning ways as their coach and mentor, and they still call him "The Chief." And anyone who hired him as their carpenter or builder will testify that all his doors still work very well.

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BN ID: 2940149960088
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 12/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Richard (Rick) James Blanchard grew up in the farming hamlet of Hazeldean, now part of the city of Ottawa, Ontario. As a young man, he served with Mobile Command Reserve of the Canadian Army and qualified on small arms and artillery. A graduate of Carleton University, he worked as a journalist on Ottawa Valley weekly newspapers, the Winnipeg Free Press and Ottawa Journal daily newspapers, and in the trade press and information technology industry. Rick’s occasional occupations have included loghouse construction, bandsaw mill operator, logger-cutter, minor softball coach, fishing and hunting, target shooting, hiking, hockey, canoeing and the study of local and natural history, genealogy and ethnology. In 2012, The Gatineau Valley Historical Society awarded him the Arthur Davison Prize for the article, “Low Up to Kaz, and Back, by the ‘Front Road’ and ‘Back Road,’” which was published

in the Society’s journal, Up the Gatineau!

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