March 12, 2019 – John Cherrington, “Walking to Camelot”

John Cherrington
Retired Lawyer and Best-Selling Author

John Cherrington was born and raised in Vancouver. During his studies at the University of British Columbia in the early 1970s, he won the Women’s Canadian Club scholarship as the top student in Canadian history. He remains an avid chronicler of his beloved Fraser Valley, and an active member of the movement to preserve the Valley’s abundant natural beauty and numerous his- torical landmarks. John was founding chair of the Fort Langley Legacy Foundation and also served as chair for the Langley Heritage Commission. He was awarded the 125th anniversary Governor-General’s Medal for significant contribution to community and country.

John has authored four books: Mission On The Fraser, 1974; The Fraser Valley: A History, 1992; Vancouver At The Dawn, 1997, and Walking To Camelot, 2016. John practised law as managing partner of his own firm in the Fraser Valley for 36 years, and is now recently retired. John and his wife have three children and divide their time between their home in Abbotsford and their cottage on Pender Island.

The prestigious Ormsby Review describes John’s latest work, Walking To Camelot, being a memoir of long distance walking in England, as follows: “Walking To Camelot is not a guidebook. It is a work of art – a richly varied verbal tapestry making intriguing patterns out of many brilliant narrative threads.” The book was near the top of the B.C. bestseller list for over 6 months.


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