Join James Raffan’s book launch in support of SOI Scholarship Program

Join us Saturday March 21 at the Chelsea United Church for an evening of readings, stories and songs with author, geographer, polar historian James Raffan and award-winning musician Ian Tamblyn.

CirclingMidnightSunIn this not to be missed event, James Raffan will share some stories and images from his new book Circling the Midnight Sun which documents his remarkable adventures as he follows the Arctic Circle through Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska, Greenland and Canada. Joining him will be renowned musician Ian Tamblyn who will contribute his own songs and stories of the north to the festivities. There will be great door prizes, and also books and cds available for purchase/signing.

All proceeds will go to the Students on Ice Scholarship Program!

Circling the Midnight Sun Concert Event
Saturday March 21 from 7 – 9:30
Chelsea United Church, 8 Ch. Mill
Chelsea, Quebec

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for 18-under available online or by chance at door.

To buy tickets and for more info go to:

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening of northern stories from two of Canada’s finest artists!

About the Book

“In Circling the Midnight Sun, James Raffan presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change.  Compelling and utterly original, this both an adventure story and a book that will transform the way we think about northerners and the north.”


Circling the Midnight Sun gives voice to the most vulnerable, and resilient, residents of our planet“; J.R. McConvey; The Globe and Mail

CBC interview with Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

CBC Radio, The Next Chapter interview with Shelagh Rogers

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