Posts Tagged With: The Man in the Red Suit

Public readings and events coming up soon!

As the holiday season draws near, Bruce Templeton’s schedule gets busier – between his duties as Santa’s assistant, and sharing the stories of The Man in the Red Suit.  There are a number of readings and events coming up, check out the Signings & Sightings pages for the full list of new events just recently added today.  Here’s a poster for a family friendly reading happening soon at Chapters on Kenmount Road.

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The Man in the Red Suit featured in Costco Connections magazine

The latest issue of Costco Connections features an article on The Man in the Red Suit, coming to Costco locations across the country very soon! Bruce Templeton, the book’s author, will also be by some locations to do signings! Stay tuned to the Signings and Sightings page for when and where.  In the mean time, here’s the article:

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Bruce Templeton to read at A.C. Hunter Library

As part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries author reading series, Bruce Templeton will be reading from The Man in the Red Suit on March 20, 2013.  The event will take place from 7pm to 8pm at the A.C. Hunter Library in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre on the second floor.

Bruce will read from his Globe and Mail Bestseller The Man in the Red Suit for 25 minutes or so, with an opportunity for questions, and refreshments afterwords. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Santa appears on Out of the Fog

Santa’s assistant, Bruce Templeton, helped Out of the Fog book Santa himself for a two hour call in show on December 6! Check out this photo of the man in the red suit himself on the set with host Erin Sulley!

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Santa on the set of Out of the Fog with host Erin Sulley

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The Man in the Red Suit to provide Polio Vaccine to 50,000 children

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Bruce Templeton’s good friend, Santa, visiting the NICU at the Janeway checking out The Man in the Red Suit

Polio is a disease that cannot be cured but it can be controlled. There is a Newfoundlander, Dr. Bruce Alyward who, since 1998, has been responsible for overseeing and coordinating all polio eradication activities across the World Health Organization’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative partnership. Rotary International is committed to the irradiation of polio and now working along with professionals in the three remaining countries where polio is a concern. They are Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

Bruce Templeton, author of The Man in the Red Suit said that he would take his revenue from the first printing and use it toward Rotary Polio Plus. A company heard of this offer and said that they would match his contribution to Rotary. But the story does not end there.

Every dollar donated to Polio Plus will be matched with $2. The Government of Canada and the Gates Foundation will match Rotarian donations to make it a 3:1 donation. There is a $1 million limit each from the Government of Canada and the Gates Foundation. The match is for donations made between June 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

So think of this: as you are sitting in your chair reading The Man in the Red Suit,  somewhere in the world, professionals are asking a child to stick out their tongue for a few drops of Polio vaccine.

The cost of the vaccine is about 60 cents per child and now, because you bought a book, it can happen for 50,000 children.

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Bruce Templeton interview on CBC’s As It Happens

Check out this photo of Bruce Templeton recording an interview about The Man in the Red Suit for CBC radio’s program As It Happens…. as it’s happening! Stay tuned to @SantaClausInfo on Twitter or this site for information about when it will air!

Bruce discusses The Man in the Red Suit on CBC radio

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