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Regatta

A New History

by (author) Jack Fitzgerald

Publisher
Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jul 2018
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550817409
    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781550817416
    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
    List Price
    $17.99

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Description

The Royal St. John’s Regatta is North America’s oldest continuous sporting event, and is set to publically celebrate its 200th anniversary. In this fascinating and entertaining history, Jack Fitzgerald tells the story of the Regatta from its early days as rollicking pond-side revelry to the more family-oriented event it is today. And in the process, Fitzgerald uncovers evidence to suggest the race is not as continuous as we previously thought. In Regatta: A New History, Fitzgerald rewrites the tale of one of the most beloved civic events in North America.

About the author

Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career he has been a journalist, a feature writer and political columnist with the St. John's Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM News Services; editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the last years of the Smallwood administration he was assistant director of Public Relations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also worked as Assistance Officer with the Department of Social Services. Jack Fitzgerald also hosted a regular radio program featuring off-beat Newfoundland stories on radio station VOFM.

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