Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Longer Run author event!!

Come out and meet Valerie and hear her read from her book "The Longer Run" 

Valerie has been a writer for as long as she can remember, and an avid reader for even longer. After reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the age of twelve, she started keeping a journal, which she still does, though more sporadically nowadays. She has been a teacher of high-school English and a magazine editor, and has gone through careers in PR and publicity, including ten seasons in the Press Office of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and a year with the National Film Board of Canada. She returned to teaching fourteen years ago – but teaching yoga this time. She recently graduated as a Holistic Nutritionist, and is now combining her passions for writing, teaching, yoga and nutrition.

Writing The Longer Run: A Daughter’s Story of Arthur Wint was a labour of love, which took many more years than it should have. It was written also out of a sense of duty, to make sure that her father's name and his accomplishments would not be forgotten.

Valerie currently resides in Toronto, Canada with her family.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Modern Masters Halloween Tournament 10 Year Anniversary

Wow it has been 10 years already and what better way to celebrate then with a Modern Masters booster draft Tournament! The only problem is we only have room for 24 players.

So if you want to get in on the action you need to come into the store, Facebook Paul McLaren, or call us at 705-646-8215 to get you name added to the Registration sheet.

It cost $40 to enter, we will have door prizes a costume contest and a bunch of great prizes. So check out the prize structure below!

Prize Structure:

1st Place: one (1) From the Vault: Twenty
2nd Place: One Ajani vs Nicol Bolas Duel Deck signed by one of the deck developers, plus $20 in store credit.
3rd Place: One Ultra Pro Side loading Binder, plus $20 in store credit.
4th Place: $20 in store credit.
5th-8th: $5 in store credit.

All prizes are guaranteed based on attendance of 24 participants.

Halloween costume optional - though there will be a prize for the best costume!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pictures from Unlikely Radicals author event with author Charlie Angus.

Last night we had author/musician/MPP Charlie Angus in reading and signing copies of his new book Unlikely Radicals - The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War.    Posted below are some of the pictures from the event!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Location: Chat Noir Books
Come out on Tuesday April 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and meet author Charlie Angus as he reads from his new book "Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War".
Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War
Author: Charlie Angus 
Publisher: Between the Lines

About the Book:
For twenty-two years politicians and businessmen pushed for the Adams Mine landfill as a solution to Ontario’s garbage disposal crisis. This plan to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the fractured pits of the Adams Mine prompted five separate civil resistance campaigns by a rural region of 35,000 in Northern Ontario. Unlikely Radicals traces the compelling history of the First Nations people and farmers, environmentalists and miners, retirees and volunteers, Anglophones and Francophones who stood side by side to defend their community with mass demonstrations, blockades, and non-violent resistance.
“A Grisham-like political thriller with the feel-good accents of a Frank Capra movie.”
- Quill & Quire
“Unlikely Radicals is a fast-paced page-turner as Angus leads us through the epic battle between the rich and mighty and a community united by justice. It is also hysterically funny and educational.”
- Olivia Chow, MP 
"Although Unlikely Radicals reads like a piece of fiction with its villains and heroes and backroom political machinations, it is not. Rather, it is the story of a small band of courageous people—stewards of their land and water—who stood up to some very powerful forces and won, because their cause was right. Charlie Angus was there on the frontline from the beginning and tells a spellbinding story. I loved this book."
- Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians

Saturday, March 9, 2013

International Tabletop Day at Chat Noir Books

International TableTop Day

Date: Thursday March 30th 2013
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Chat Noir Books

In honor of our newly expanded Game Room(ok not so newly but still...) and Geek & Sundry (The Guild, TableTop, Written By A Kid) we are going to celebrating International TableTop Day as a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together. 
Tabletop gaming promotes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, team work, planning, and is an excellent stress relieving activity for all ages. 
International TableTop Day also represents the one year anniversary of the launch of the hit show TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, Leverage). TableTop has been a well-reported boon to the international gaming community, not only creating whole new generations of tabletop gamers, but also providing a rising tide that supports many game stores and publishers. 
So come out and help us celebrate International TableTop Day on March 30th! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

2nd Northern Harvest Info Night

Northern Harvest

Northern Harvest Produce Program Info Night

Date: Tuesday April 2nd 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Chat Noir Books

Remember the 100 mile diet!  Well this is your chance to get in on some local produce and meat and help support local farmers!
Find out about this years Produce Program.

Lets talk Local Food.
Sign up for a weekly bin of farm fresh, chemical free produce.
For more info visit:

FNM at Chat Noir Books & Games!

Get your decks ready for FNM(Friday Night Magic) tonight at Chat Noir Books!  This is a Standard Tournament 5$entry and we start at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Zombicide (playlist)

Jenn and I were in Barrie last weekend and popped into Sir Games-A-Lot and they were play testing Zombiecide.   I think we need to open a demo for the store, and this to one our our Saturday Game demo days!!  Check it out on Watch it Played!