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BFC Club Night – Special Presentation by Writer & Historian, David Cook

March 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Special Guest speaker David Cook includes history of AVRO and the Arrow, CF100 and C102, the AVROCAR (flying saucer), the manufacturer of the Lancaster bomber, John Sandford, the designer of the NASA space shuttle in his hisitory books. He tells the story of a Campbellville farm being sold to Wolfgang Von Richthofen, the cousin of WWI German flying ace, the Red Baron.You can read about John Sandford, the designer of the NASA space shuttle and much more.

Dave Cook grew up on the 6th Line, south of the Village of Malton and as a youngster attended Elmbank Public School and Malton Public School. In 1957, his family homestead was expropriated by the Federal Government as part of the Toronto Airport expansion The family then moved to Applewood Acres in south Mississauga. In 1966 he was hired by CHIC Radio in Brampton and later accepted a job in the lucrative Toronto market at CHIN Radio. He was employed as an on-air news announcer. He left radio in 1974 to work as a newspaper reporter with The Mississauga News and later, its sister publication, The Etobicoke Gazette. In 1980 he was elected Councillor, City of Mississauga and Regional Municipality of Peel. He served three terms and retired in 1988.

After retiring from Council, Dave accepted a job as general manager of Mosport International Speedway. When the race track was sold to a U.S. promoter he retired from motorsport and turned his attention to writing and publishing books on community history.
His first book, Apple Blossoms and Satellite Dishes, is the history of the Applewood Acres community which was the first major subdivision built west of Toronto. His second book, From Frozen Ponds to Beehive Glory, is a look at Dixie Arena and the popular Dixie Beehive Hockey Club. Dave’s third book, Fading History Vol. 1, features 15 interesting chapters, some of which are local events and happenings that had a major impact on world events. In his fourth book, Fading History Vol. 2 , Dave continues the theme of presenting a variety of stories of historical interest.

David Cook came highly recommended as guest speaker by long time member, Bill Tee.


March 28, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Nanci Soldo
905-838-1400 ext 333