Book Club

Tuesday, November 26, 7 pm             

The Wake 

by Linden McIntyre 

On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin  Peninsula. Giant waves, up to three stories high, hit the coast at a hundred kilometres per hour, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire houses out to sea. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more homeless or destitute. It took days for the outside world to find out about the death and damage caused by the tsunami, which forever changed the lives of many inhabitants of the fishing out ports along the Burin Peninsula.                    

Join us in the Ministers’ office (lower level).