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Joan Dixon

Joan Dixon

Stories of Canada and amazing Canadians have always inspired JOAN DIXON's research and she likes to share ones that are different from those in the regular history books. She is the author of Trailblazing Sports Heroes, Roberta Bondar, Extreme Canadian Weather, as well as of books about Canadian icons such as the Avro Arrow and the Calgary Stampede. She is currently based in the foothills of the Rockies. Check out dixanprojects.ca for more information.


Extreme Canadian Weather (JR)

Roberta Bondar (JR)

Celebrating the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

Roberta Bondar

From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and sheer guts.

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Trailblazing Sports Heroes