Trevor Cole – March 22

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Rd.), L6L 6P8
Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner 7 pm Members $40 Non-Members $50

Trevor Cole

Award-Winning Journalist, Novelist & Non-Fiction Author

The Whisky King: The Remarkable True Story of Canada’s Most Infamous Bootlegger and the Undercover Mountie on His Trail


In 2000 after 14 years as a journalist with the Globe and Mail, Trevor Cole decided to devote his time to writing novels. His first two books, Norman Bray, in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles, were both finalists for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and his third, Practical Jean, won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. His first non-fiction book, The Whisky King, is the result of two years of research pouring over thousands of old newspapers, books and archival documents. It quickly hit the Canadian best-seller list.

The Whisky King tells the fascinating story of two Italian Canadians – Rocco Perri, the little Calabrian based in Hamilton who became Canada’s biggest bootlegger in the Prohibition era, and Frank Zaneth, the northern Italian who became Canada’s first undercover Mountie.

Different Drummer Books will be present with copies of The Whisky King and Trevor will be pleased to sign all purchases.

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For information & reservations, contact Barry Wylie, President, at or (905) 827-6302.
Members ($40); Non-Members ($50)
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Cheques payable to Canadian Club of Halton with the name(s) of the attendee(s) can be mailed to:

Canadian Club of Halton
283 River Side Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3N3

Cancellation deadline Monday, March 19 (late cancellations and no-shows may be subject to a fee).

Memberships (12 months rolling) $35 Single; $60 Family; $80 Corporate