Victoria Day Giveaway

by Eve Lazarus on May 7, 2014

Sensational VictoriaIt’s Victoria Day on May 19, and where better to spend it then in Victoria? My publisher Anvil Press has generously offered to give away a couple of copies of Sensational Victoria to take on your trip. Just leave a comment here on my blog, or if you’d prefer, send me a message through my contact page. I’ll be doing a random draw on May 15 and notify the winners by email.

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Laura Reid May 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Hi Eve;

I would love to win a copy of your new book! Although I will probably buy one, too…cannot wait to read.

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Eve Lazarus May 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Laura!

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Jo-Ann Craig May 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

When I first discovered “Every Place has a Story”, I knew that I had found a place where I could savour some more delightful snippets of history.

Even though, my husband and I live in Ontario now (my birth place), Victoria has always held a special appeal. When I was single and working for CP hotels in Edmonton and my girl friend was working for the Royal York in Toronto we decided that we would meet and stay at the Empress Hotel. We were treated like royalty with the finest of everything presented and at the smallest amount of money charged. But walking around Victoria and exploring the area was another lifetime memory of delight.

As I became more interested in stained glass windows, such as the ones created by the McCauland family in Toronto, the “love” for this artistic creation just grew. At one time I had carried Roger’s Chocolates in my little store (one of the very first stores to carry this fine line of chocolates in Ontario) and from there I wanted to know more about the history of the company (along with many other histories) and the stained glass windows that grace their store. From that, the research continued to the East, the U.S. and then back to B.C.. And Yes, every place does have a story to tell. Even how we connect in so many different ways through the stories. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria and with the link to the former Butchart residence in Owen Sound, Ontario. It seems impossible to save many of these glorious buildings but with the preservation of the photos and their own personal stories, we are that much richer, in a smaller way.

Thank you for the stories.

Jo-Ann

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Eve Lazarus May 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Hi Jo-Ann – what a fabulous story – thanks so much for dropping by!

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David Alexander May 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Would love a copy of the book. I am an avid following of your blog and as a born and bred Vancouverite now living in Victoria, get a nostalgia kick when you talk about Lower Mainland heritage.
Thanks!
David

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Eve Lazarus May 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for following David!

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Mathew Parry May 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Hello Eve,

I’d love a copy! Please enter me into the draw. I’m coming to Victoria from Vancouver at the end of July for a week, and so your book would be the perfect preparation.

Kind regards,

Mathew

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Kelly Borget May 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Hi Eva,
I would love copy of your book…I am planning on taking a photo-walk group to Victoria in July or August….I’m sure I could get some insight and find some very special places to lead them to after reading it
Cheers,
Kelly

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