Seven years ago, Rita Field-Marsham and Kim Bozak agreed that the best thing about Canada is something many of us often take for granted: our freedom. They saw people across the country boldly expressing themselves in wonderful ways. It was an inspiring realization, and one that set them both out on a journey to document our identity; Canada’s identity.
Their book, Glorious & Free: The Canadians, is the culmination of that journey. The book delves into 33 lives, featuring a blend of intimate interviews, portraits and original illustrations. From track star Andre De Grasse, to innovative Chef Jesse McCleery, to soldier and entrepreneur Bruno Guévremont — the profiles are honest and inspiring. As Yann Martel puts it in the book’s foreword, “we live in a country of extraordinary freedom—a hard-earned gift we must do everything to preserve—and each of these brilliant individuals has made the most of that freedom.”
Now, as part of Uncrate Canada, you can shop Glorious & Free along with an exclusive Smythe book bag. $10 from the sale of every book and tote will go to support PEN Canada, an organization dedicated to protecting freedom of expression.