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  • Keywords
    • Summer lake fun,
    • Intergenerational Family,
    • Boat racing,
    • Canadian life,
    • Saskatchewan summers,
    • Celebrations,
    • Family love

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The Great Annual Canoe Race
by Ronna J. May

Each summer, the May family comes together in the town of Meota at Jackfish Lake, where every day holds its own adventure. Whether she’s picking Saskatoon berries in the bushes or singing campfire songs with the whole family, young Ronna spends the summer in her own little paradise. One summer, when the extended family has arrived to celebrate her great grandma's birthday, a challenge is laid down: will a dinghy or a canoe be the faster contestant in a race? On the day of the race the entire family comes together to cheer on their chosen teams. Who will win? And what memories will they make on the lake that year? The Great Annual Canoe Race is a charming storybook memoir about summers at the lake. Full of beautiful, engaging art, it tells a story about family, love, and special connections that build between one young person and the community where she spends her cherished summer months.

"Appealing to children and adults alike. This is a story born out of the love of a family and joyful memories formed on the Canadian prairies. Simply angelic! " Hilary Prince Canadian artist "Racing masterpieces of fir, fibreglass and rubber, family rituals on precious waterways, thanks for the memories, Ms. May!" Mary Charlotte Wilcox Emmy Award winning writer

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Ronna J. May dedicated nearly two decades of her career to shaping young minds as a kindergarten teacher. Writing this book combined two of her favourite things about teaching children: sharing quality literature, and creating opportunities for them to develop their own unique style of art. Ronna enjoys singing, reading and travelling. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband Norman. She enjoys the love of a large family, which includes three delightful grandchildren.


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