Event Details

Book Launch! Our Friend Joe – The Joe Fortes Story


Lisa Anne Smith and Barbara Rogers will launch their new book “Our Friend Joe – The Joe Fortes Story”at the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum on Saturday, May 5, from 1-4 p.m.

A book reading and presentation will take place at 1:30.

Joe Fortes was a well-loved Vancouver humanitarian, who provided lifeguarding services and swimming instruction at English Bay beach during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lisa and Barbara have studied Joe's life for the last eight years and have compiled a thorough account of his life history including his many adventures both on and offshore - which will make for an entertaining and informative read.

Please visit http://www.hastings-mill-museum.ca/ for more information.