Cozy Fest: Bill Waiser + Gordie’s Skate

Lifelong historian Bill Waiser joins Cozy Fest to share his latest book for little hockey lovers, Gordie’s Skate (Thistledown Press); a story about NHL legend Gordie Howe and how a moment’s kindness from his mother accidentally led him to getting his first skate – yes, that’s singular on purpose!

Now reading on Cozy Fest: Bill Waiser and Gordie's Skate.


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Bill Waiser reads from Gordie’s Skate (Thistledown Press)

About our reader

A photo of writer Bill Waiser. He is a light-skinned man with grey, short-cropped hair and glasses.

Bill Waiser is one of Canada’s foremost historians. For more than three decades, he was a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He is now a full-time writer and public speaker. Bill has published 19 books, in addition to plying his trade in radio, television, and print media. He’s known for an engaging, popular style that draws on the power of stories. His most recent book, In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation, was launched at the One Arrow First Nation’s community powwow at the request of the Elders. 

Photo of Bill Waiser by Liam Richards.

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Thanks to Bill for reading from his book for All Lit Up’s second-annual Cozy Fest! You can learn more about Gordie’s Skate, and order from ALU or your fave local bookstore (via the Shop Local button), right here.

For more to come, or to catch up on the series, click here.