A Dream Of Giants - Book Launch Extravaganza

18 Apr 2012 19:00
Distance RunWear - 4800 Main Street Vancouver, BC



  • Vancouver launch of "A Dream of Giants", a book about the Sunshine Coast Trail, by Emma Larocque
  • Highlights of the trail by Bob Davey, PRPAWS Board Member and trail builder
  • first hand information about the trail and the upper Sunshine Coast area for hikers, runners, canoeists, kayakers, environmentalists and others who might be interested in taking an adventure holiday close to the lower mainland  


  • Free.  (Signup required due to space limitations.  Please register below)


7:00 pm

  • Mix and mingle.  Chat with Emma and Bob about the trail. Buy a book and get it signed by the author! Check out Dave's new store.
The Background (15 mins)
  • welcome, introductions by Dave Cressman
  • images of the trail and the people
The Book - Emma (15 mins)
  • inspiration for writing the book
  • the process of writing the book 
  • some funny things that happened while writing the book (this will include some points of interest for the athletes and conservationists in attendance)
The Trail - Bob (10 mins)
  • how did the Sunshine Coast Trail come to be?
  • environmental philosophy of the trail
  • what hikers, runners and others should know about the new huts and features
  • goals for the trail and how you can become involved

The Run - Dave and Ean (10 mins)

  • how four city boys discovered the Sunshine Coast Trail... and some of the trouble they got into as a result
The Shuffle - Bob and Emma (10 mins)
  • some background on the Marathon Shuffle a run/hike along the Sunshine Coast Trail on Sunday 29 April 2012
Questions and Draw (15 mins)
  • it's OK to ask questions anytime, but you can ask more now if time permits
  • Draw for an autographed copy of A Dream of Giants
  • reconvene to East is East, a very cool place about 2 blocks away



  • Emma will bring several copies of her book and Bob will bring some trail guides.  Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to pick up a copy and have it signed by the author! 
  • Read here what the Peak Online wrote about the book launch in Powell River launch last December
  • Watch a video of a running adventure along the Sunshine Coast Trail: Full movie for $2.60  - Free teaser
  • You do not have to be a member of Club Fat Ass to attend this event.
  • Some background on the Sunshine Coast Trail and PRPAWS (Powell River Parks and Recreation Society)