Bethune Day

July 11 2012

Some photos from the press conference for the grand opening of the Norman Bethune Memorial House Visitors Centre in Gravenhurst. Norman Bethune, a doctor from Gravenhurst, is a controversial figure for participating in Mao's communist revolution in China. Bethune's birthplace draws tens of thousands of tourists, mainly Chinese, to the town every year.

The press conference featured various dignitaries from China, the mayor of Gravenhurst, Paisley Donaldson, and MP Tony Clement, who for some reason was very happy to see me.