Book launch at The Reach

Local cartoonist Ernie Poignant has been drawing for decades

Local cartoonist Ernie Poignant will be at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way) on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. to launch his new book.

Called Poignant Moments, the book is a collection of cartoons and stories from Ernie’s 90-year career as a humourist and historian.

Ernie grew up on his family’s farm in Ridgedale and many of his cartoons reflect the events of his early life there as well as his time training at the newly constructed Abbotsford airfield during the Second World War and his career in the newspaper industry.

Poignant managed to bring humour to where it was needed most, a community struggling through the 1948 flood and the Great Depression, and for hundreds of young patients at Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place.

All proceeds from sales of the 92-page book will support Canucks Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford. Books sell for $8.

Come to The Reach to get your copy and have it signed by Poignant and see what he is best known for – his entertaining and educational Chalk Talk!

For information  contact Kris Foulds, kfoulds@thereach.ca, or at 604-864-8087.