Goderich Tornado Story Book Launch “Not Like Any Other Sunday”

November 29, 2011
Goderich, Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The book “Not Like Any Other Sunday” will be released on Friday, December 9th at a book launch held in the historic Goderich Public Library.

“Not Like Any Other Sunday” is a compilation of more than 50 stories that came out of the F3 Tornado that ripped through the town on August 21, 2011, destroying many homes and businesses, and taking the life of one.

The book is co-edited by Elizabeth Bundy-Cooper and Cathy Cove. Elizabeth grew up in Goderich and now resides in Stratford. She is the Content Editor of a Stratford news website ionstratford.ca. Cathy just celebrated twenty-five years of calling Goderich home and is a freelance writer for the Goderich Signal Star.

The two women came up with the idea to collect the stories and put them in print. It took about 2 months to compile and edit the submissions before it went to print. The book is being printed by Precision Print in Goderich and will be sold for $20 ea. All proceeds will be donated to Victim Services of Huron County. Victim Services Executive Director Shelley Dorey’s story of how she lost her home is a highlight of the book.

“One of the reasons why we picked Victim Services as a recipient of the proceeds is because Shelley lost her home in the tornado,” says Bundy-Cooper. “She became the victim at a critical time when there were so many other people who needed her help.”

Bundy-Cooper and Cove are humbled and honoured that the contributors trusted them to help tell their stories. The stories are tragic, sad, happy and hopeful. It is interesting to note that the stories in the book essentially take the same path the tornado did – beginning at the harbour and then from west to east.

The Book Launch and Signing for “Not Like Any Other Sunday” is open to the public and all contributors have been invited to attend.  It runs from 4pm – 7pm and will be held in the Reading Room of the Library. Official remarks at 5:15pm. Refreshments will be available.

Books will be for sale in Goderich at Finchers, Something Irresistible, and the Chamber of Commerce office. Mail orders will also be available via goderichstories@gmail.com.

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For more info:
Elizabeth Bundy-Cooper
goderichstories@gmail.com
519-273-2697 (home) or 519-271-0100 (cell)

Cathy Cove
catacove@gmail.com
519-524-4461

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One response to “Goderich Tornado Story Book Launch “Not Like Any Other Sunday”

  1. Goderich – I lost my hearat to you the first time I saw you. A year later, I am even more in awe and love of you. You give us all hope and inspiration to get up and get out there to enjoy the NOW and the beauty that you offer us. In spite of still feeling “lost” going off the Square, I am relearning the landscape as we all survive the mine tornados we go through every day. You didn’t just have one tornado August 21st, you had thousands as the trees, houses, businesses came down day after day. How you survived so beautifully will always warm my heart . I am so glad I fell in love with you Goderich – you are just what I need in my life, a beautiful love that gives and gives. Thank you for being the Strongest and Prettiest Town in Canada!!!!, Dawn

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