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Ken Dryden comes to Port Colborne February 22, 2018

Ken Dryden comes to Port Colborne - February 22

The Canadian Authors Series presents Ken Dryden, at the Roselawn Centre in Port Colborne. 

He is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender  He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Dryden was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

Dryden's new book, "Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey" This is the story of NHLer Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015—the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Port Colborne Public Library or by calling 905 788-5345 to make alternate arrangements.


Canadian Authors Series

Now in it’s 24th year, the renowned Canadian Authors Series is confirming readings for its 2017-2018 season.  Become a member and enjoy seven great evenings of entertainment that include wine, food, live music, an author reading, an engaging question and answer period and a book signing.  All of this takes place in a haunted, but lovely, Victorian mansion featuring a 265-seat theatre!

The Canadian Authors Series is one of the best venues in Canada for writers to showcase their work. From September to May, we bring in the greats of Canadian literature to Port Colborne. Join us for seven unforgettable evenings.

In past seasons we were fortunate to welcome some of Canada's finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mordecai Richler, Anne Marie MacDonald, Farley Mowat, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams RIchards, Conrad Black, Stevie Cameron, Lawrence Hill, humourists William Thomas and Stuart McLean. Olympians Silken Lauman and Clara Hughes and boxer George Chuvalo have taken our stage. Occasionally we've been lucky enough to present contemporary personalities such as Mike Bullard, Sandra Shamas, Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Trudeau, Mary Walsh, Rex Murphy, Lloyd Robertson, and Dr. David Suzuki. 

The series has now placed 11,000 Canadian books into the hands of readers. Over the years, the series donated more than $30,000 to charities including the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre, Port Cares, Easter Seals and the United Way.




2017 - 2018 Authors

Tasting at 7 p.m. - Reading at 8 p.m.

Roselawn Centre for the Living Arts

296 Fielden Ave, Port Colborne, ON


2017-18 Authors


Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 - Peter Edwards

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 - Carol Off

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 - Tom Wilson

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - Ken Dryden

Thursday, March 29, 2018- Amanda Lang

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - To Be Announced

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - To Be Announced


Books and Tickets

Featured author's books are available at Roselawn the night of the reading.


Tickets may be purchased at:

Port Colborne Public Library: 905-834-6512

By e-mail:

By phoning: 905-788-5345


Seasons Passes: $160 (for all seven event)

Single tickets: $30


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