Peterborough SPEAKS – John Boyko

Author and historian one of six compelling and innovative people speaking at The Market Hall on April 15th

John Boyko
John Boyko

Our lives are our stories to write.

John Boyko is a bestselling author of Canadian history and politics, including Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation.

He has written many provocative op-eds and spoken to audiences from coast-to-coast.

His newest book Kennedy and the Canadians will be released in 2016, with the film rights already secured for a television series.

John is a former Dean of Social Sciences at Lakefield College School and is now the Grove’s Director of Summer Programs.



At the 5th annual Peterborough SPEAKS on April 15th, six compelling and innovative people will share their stories of overcoming adversity. The event is a fundraiser by the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation for mental health therapy programs.
At the 5th annual Peterborough SPEAKS on April 15th, six compelling and innovative people will share their stories of overcoming adversity. The event is a fundraiser by the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation for mental health therapy programs.

How do some people overcome adversity to achieve personal and professional success?

Find out at “What doesn’t break you makes you stronger”, the fifth annual Peterborough SPEAKS series featuring the stories of six compelling and innovative individuals.

This year’s speakers are Margot Austin (senior design editor, Canadian House & Home), Paul Hickey (President of BrandHealth and golf columnist), Ann Douglas (parenting expert and author), John Boyko (author, historian, and former Dean of Social Sciences at Lakefield College School), Peer Christensen (internationally acclaimed artist), and Phyllis Williams (Chief of Curve Lake First Nation).

The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation presents “What doesn’t break you makes you stronger” the fifth annual Peterborough SPEAKS series, on Wednesday, April 15, 2014 at The Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough).

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with pre-show entertainment with Christopher Dallo and Brian Roman featuring emcee Linda Kash. Speakers begin at 7 p.m. in a question-and-answer format with interviewers Stuart Harrison and Michelle Ferreri.

Tickets are $50, with proceeds from the event supporting mental health therapy programs. For more information, visit www.gphsf.ca.

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