May 22 to June 28, 2008: Stephen Hume’s Simon Fraser Lecture Series captivates audiences from Prince George to Vancouver. Award-winning author and Vancouver Sun columnist Hume brought his portrait of a man who worked closely with First Nations (and who deserves a place among the great explorers of his time) to 19 communities. The series kicked off at the Prince George Public Library on May 22, 2008, 200 years ago to the day that Simon Fraser left from Fort St. James on his odyssey. Hume (pictured here in Williams Lake) enthralled audiences from one end of the Fraser River to the other. Staged by a coalition of community, government, corporate, media and academic partners, the series was funded by Canadian Heritage, Harbour Press Publishing and the BC150 Secretariat/Northern Development Trust.