Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Blair Mirau to be the next author to explore Prince Rupert's 'colourful history'

Come the spring you'll have to  do some bookshelf rearranging, moving your Phyllis Bowman and Doctor's  Large and Hicks Books to the left, same for the Gumboot Girls and Rudy Kelly's look at the All Native Tournament; while the Prince Rupert Archives Collection of Prince Rupert historical notes will have to shift to the right. 

All of that to make some space on the shelf,  as a new author offers up his look at the history of Prince Rupert.

Blair Mirau used his social media stream to announce the print run for his next project, The City of Rainbows, a book that will explore the 'colourful history of Prince Rupert.

The news of his latest project has been well received , judging by the comments to his promotional post of Monday, something which should make for some boffo book sales.  

Included in the conversations, is a glimpse into the genesis of the book, that from the former councillors time working through the ReBrand Prince Rupert vision planning period of his tine on City Council.

Published by Heritage House, a BC based Publishing house, the short teaser for the Mirau work provides a preview as to what we will find in the pages come publication in April.

There will be a print version available for $24.95, as well as an e-edition for $12.99

Mr. Mirau,  who is the CEO of the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society and former Prince Rupert City Councillor, is not the first former elected official to write a book.

Former Mayor Lee Brain released his own book in September of 2022, that a 206 page e book recounting his path to elected office, called the Art of Campaigning.  

The former Mayor may be the first in line to put down his 24.99 for Mr. Mirau's latest evolution, celebrating the news on Monday through his own social media stream.

The former councillor has also seen support for his latest venture from current Council member Reid Skelton-Morven, with more salutes likely to come as word spreads of the new historical review of Prince Rupert.

As one observer notes, many in town will be awaiting the Book launch and accompanying signing event at Eddies News come the spring. Heritage House noting you can pre order your copy today.

Mr. Mirau's contribution to the large collection of Prince Rupert historical tomes surely one that will find its way into the Prince Rupert House of Books on Sixth Avenue West shortly after publication.

More notes on Community themes can be reviewed from our archive page.

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