Anne Gafiuk's "What's in a Story?" Story Writing and Memoirs

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Past Projects

Anne interviewed Typhoon pilots, their family and friends, and collected stories about the Typhoon aircraft and its role during WWII. Please visit where 200 men's stories can be found.

For more information about the Typhoon, Harry Hardy Takeoff Typhoon view Harry Hardy's presentation on YouTube.

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Okotoks / De Winton Scrapbook Project

She Made Them Family: A Scrapbook from the Prairies, a collection of letters, photos, anecdotes, magazine and newspaper clippings from The Second World War compiled by Mrs. Alice Spackman, Okotoks, Alberta.Book Cover

Here's an inside look at the scrapbook.

Press Coverage

CBC's The National with Carolyn Dunn
CBC Calgary ... a more local take.

George Crewe

Elinor Florence: Tales from an Old Tar
For Posterity's Sake: HMCS Quinte

Bob O'Connor

Calgary Mosquito Society

WWI Stained Glass Window at Scarboro United Church, Calgary

Scarboro United Church vignette.
Central United Church WWI Soldiers Memorialized in Bronze

Pte. John Fisher, Canadian 5th Battalion

Gordon Jones

Gordon Jones passed away Sept 10, 2013
Tribute article from theHigh River Times

Vintage Wings - A web article... Me and Mr. Jones!

Book Cover Bomber Command Museum of Canada

Television Coverage

CBC National - with Peter Mansbridge!!
CBC Newsworld - Local news version


Bomber Command Museum of Canada Newsletter - Spring 2013, Page 12
The Calgary Herald - Valerie Fortney interviewed Gordon, his daughter Mary‑Ellen, and me... The story ran January 3, 2013
Alaska Dispatch
Nanton News
Okotoks Western Wheel - Gordon's story is on pages 6 and 7.

Gordon Jones trained and later became an instructor as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) at High River, Alberta during WWII.

Book is available through the Bomber Command Museum's Gift Shop, or directly though Anne.

Book Reviews

COPA Magazine ... "delightful, yet compelling" - a review by Adam Hunt

Airforce Magazine Baking, Bribery, and a Tiger Moth
Down Under!

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