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Author Mike Sauve: Book Talk & Discussion Panel


History & heritage Interdisciplinary Self-guided Writing & literature
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Sault Ste. Marie Museum

690 Queen Street East

Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


On October 11, 2022 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm come visit the Sault Ste. Marie Museum to hear author Mike Sauve.

The Many Fentanyl Addicted Wraiths of Sault Sainte Marie is Mike’s forthcoming book from Tailwinds Press. The book includes an overview of Sault history, discussing figures like F.H. Clergue, Alexander Henry, David Pim, and many others. According to the author, “the point of this effort was to shine a light on historical tendencies that too often people in Sault Sainte Marie prefer to ignore”. Author Mike Sauve will read a few passages from his book and will be staying to lead a panel discussion.

The goal of the event is to have a wide-ranging discussion about factors that led to the opioid crisis locally, and what can be done to lessen its impact going forward. Topics of conversation will include various funding goals, issues such as bussing and housing, media representation and institutional failures, and the widespread socioemotional cost of the problem. To end on a positive note, strategies for the mobilization of charitable resources and a look at what other communities have done successfully.

Panelists will include Brooke Adams, Outreach Worker from the Group Health Centre’s HARP program who has lived experience with substance use, mental health, and homelessness. Cali Colliver-Bouffard, Counsellor/Opiate Case Manager, A New Link, Kali Burnell, Crisis Counsellor Women In Crisis (Algoma), Luke Dufour, Sault Ste. Marie City Councillor, Mike Sauve, author of The Many Fentanyl Addicted Wraiths of Sault Ste. Marie, and Sarah Skagen, social work student. Time will be made at the end for audience questions and comments.



Sault Ste. Marie Museum


"The Sault Ste. Marie and 49th Field Regiment Historical Society exists to collect, preserve, study and exhibit artifacts and archival materials which illustrate history of the people and the development of Sault Ste. Marie and immediate surrounding area, and to foster a better understanding of our local heritage and the ways in which local history relates to provincial and national history."


William Hollingshead

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Please come and join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022. The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub highlights the diverse events celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie! This Hub is a part of the Ontario Culture Days...