Author Tags: Fishing, Sports
Although The Good Hope Cannery: Life and Death at a Salmon Cannery (Caitlin 2011) is W.B. MacDonald's eighth book, it is his first on B.C. history. MacDonald delves into the history of the Good Hope Cannery, one of two remaining canneries in B.C., and charts its transformation from a cannery to a camp and finally, in the late 60s, to a sport fishing resort.
The cannery book was followed by Salmonbellies vs. the World: The Story of Lacrosse’s Most Famous Team & Their Greatest Rivals (Caitlin 2013), a history of Canada’s most successful pro field lacrosse team that won twelve Minto Cup championships between 1908 and 1924. According to promotional materials, "In this first-ever, in-depth illustrated book about Canada’s beloved national summer sport, MacDonald shares the stories of the players, their lives, their successes and heartbreaks, along with those of their greatest rivals. The New Westminster Salmonbellies are truly iconic in the world of Canadian sport, and Salmonbellies vs. the World is a great read for all sport and lacrosse fans, from BC to Labrador and beyond."
MacDonald has also been published in The Malahat Review, Quarry, and The Antigonish Review, and one of his poems won first prize in This Magazine's 'Great Canadian Literary Hunt.'
W.B. MacDonald was born in New Westminster.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Good Hope Cannery: Life and Death at a Salmon Cannery
Salmonbellies vs. The World: The Story of the Most Famous Team in Lacrosse & Their Greatest Rivals
The Good Hope Cannery: Life and Death at a Salmon Cannery (Caitlin 2011) $26.95
Salmonbellies vs. the World: The Story of Lacrosse’s Most Famous Team & Their Greatest Rivals (Caitlin 2013) 9781927575260