The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet

The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet

by Rosella Leslie

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The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet by Rosella Leslie

Every town has its celebrities, but Sechelt’s own unique and larger-than-life personality is wholesome enough to satisfy all of North America’s appetite for eccentrics. Asta Bergliot Solberg, or “Bergie,” as her friends knew her, lived life on her own terms. She climbed wild mountain trails to hunt for goats, demanded car rides from unsuspecting locals, spent a night in the woods wrapped in the skin of a bear she’d shot and thought nothing of rowing twenty-five miles down a dark, windy inlet. With equal ferocity she wrangled cougars, conservation officers and the police, who arrested her for packing a rifle in town.

In this much-anticipated biography, Rosella Leslie pieces together Bergie’s life story through a collection of interviews, local stories and personal anecdotes. The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet follows Bergie’s life journey, one lived with ferocity and insurmountable fearlessness. Bergie Solberg is a true icon of the Sunshine Coast, embodying the irreplaceable and unmistakable vibrancy of Sechelt itself.

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ISBN-13: 9781927575765
Publisher: Caitlin Press
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rosella Leslie is an active member of BC’s writing community having served as a member and director of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. She was a founding member of the Quintessential Writer’s Group and has recorded oral histories for the Sechelt Community Archives. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Western People Magazine and The Leader. She has written three books: Drift Child, The Goat Lady’s Daughter, The Sunshine Coast: A Place to Be, and is a co-author of Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: The Sunshine Coast, and Sea Silver: Inside British Columbia’s Salmon-Farming Industry. Rosella currently lives in Sechelt with her husband, John.

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