In March and April, migrating birds are winging their way home.
Celebrations across the world recognize this by showcasing the world’s cranes.
Cranes have always inspired writers and artists and Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are no exception.
Author Annette LeBox will launch her upcoming young adult novel, Circle of Cranes, at a free event this week to celebrate these majestic birds.
Circle of Cranes, her sixth book, is a story of a young Chinese orphan who discovers that she belongs to an ancient Sisterhood, the Crane Women Clan.
Many of LeBox’s books are inspired by nature.
She was a founding member of a local environmental group, the Pitt Polder Preservation Society, a major stakeholder in the conservation of two regional parks, Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge and Codd Wetlands in Pitt Meadows.
A Celebration of Cranes will include an author reading, accompanied by a dance performance of Susan Mitchell’s Maple Ridge Dance Circle and the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society.
The Glee Club of Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts, Pam Carr and Iris Del Castillo will star in this production.
• A Celebration of Cranes takes place Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge.