Author Debbie Maddigan (left) and Chilliwack resident Laura Gilbert share a laugh together. There will be a book signing for Maddigan's book on Gilbert

Book-signing Saturday in Chilliwack for Squeaks

Get the story of A Girl Called Squeaks, at the Coles book signing Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. at Cottonwood Mall

Chilliwack resident Laura Gilbert was nicknamed “Squeaks” as a girl, and the fast-paced biography of her life, A Little Girl Called Squeaks was written by her friend, Debbie Maddigan.

Neglect. Violence. Addiction. Abuse. All of these figured prominently in her early life which took her from Princeton and Penticton to Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

The book is also an incredible story of survival, chronicling Gilbert’s journey to sobriety, and stability. Making it through was made possible with the help of what she calls “God shots.”

Gilbert and Maddigan met when Maddigan was a pastor several years ago. Gilbert had a counsellor who suggested she write a book about her life, and writing a book had always been on Maddigan’s bucket list, and voila, the book project was born.

The public is invited to join Gilbert at the book signing event at Coles in Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Just Posted

Garrison store going to new heights for children’s charity

Save-On Foods employees raising cash for BC Children’s Hospital, by throwing managers from airplane

Tourism Chilliwack brings home industry award of excellence

Sto:lo Welcome Figures carving project outside the Visitor Centre loomed large in the win

UPDATE: Dying days for 25-bed mental health facility on Chilliwack/Abbotsford border

Closure of Mountain View criticized by NDP in opposition but hasn’t reversed Fraser Health decision

B.C’s Indigenous tourism sector takes centre stage in Chilliwack

One-day workshop will look at ways to embue the industry with authenticity

IIO seeks witness in Dodge Ram who may have seen fatality after Taser incident in Chilliwack

Second police watchdog release of vehicle images asking for driver/occupant to make contact

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump’s national security adviser

President Donald is replacing National security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton

Two killed, dozen hurt in French supermarket hostage-taking

French counterterrorism prosecutors are taking charge of the investigation into the shooting of a police officer in southern France

Canadian women move to No. 4 in FIFA world rankings

Canadian women match all-time high, move back to No. 4 in FIFA world rankings

Supreme Court rules former Stephen Harper aide guilty of influence peddling

A one-time senior aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper has been found guilty of influence peddling by Canada’s highest court.

Annual inflation rate rises to 2.2% for its fastest pace since fall 2014

Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in February was up 2.2 per cent compared with a year ago

B.C. drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Shuswap man admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

Canucks find scoring touch in 5-2 win over Blackhawks

Four Vancouver skaters have two points apiece in victory over Chicago

‘Not well thought out:’ Arizona family slams B.C. speculation tax

American family spends half the year in vacation home on Vancouver Island

Most Read