Book launch: The Honour Drum Book, featuring Cheryl Bear & Tim Huff

Date(s) - April 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Museum of Vancouver

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Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited is delighted to present the West Coast book launch of The Honour Drum: Sharing the Beauty of Canada’s Indigenous People with Children, Families & Classrooms. Written by renowned Toronto author and YU outreach worker Tim Huff and acclaimed First Nations teacher and songwriter Cheryl Bear, The Honour Drum is a book for intermediate and middle-school aged children and involves adult-led curriculum. It’s “a love letter to the Indigenous people of Canada and a humble bow to Indigenous cultures around the world.”

Join us for the all-ages book presentation, featuring a special performances of original music by Cheryl Bear and followed by the authors’ book-signing.


  • Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
  • Door open at 1:30PM
  • Program at 2-3PM
  • Book-singing at 3PM
  • Refreshments will be served

Guests will also have the chance to explore the museum at a 50% discount. To take advantage of this discount, please indicate at checkout that you would like to purchase a discounted Museum entrance pass.

Cheryl Bear’s CDs and books in addition to copies of The Honour Drum may be purchased at the event. The Honour Drum is also available online through Castle Quay Books.

The event is presented by Youth Unlimited and graciously sponsored by Maranatha Foundation with the support of Indigenous Pathways and the Compassion Series.


Tim Huff

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Tim Huff has been in full-time frontline social-justice work for over 30 years—serving, leading, learning and teaching across North America and around the world. Tim is a much sought-after national speaker, a best-selling author of books for adults and an award-winning author/illustrator of children’s books.

Having founded several significant outreach and community wellness programs, and a recipient of many acclaimed service awards, Tim is currently the developer of Youth Unlimited’s Compassion Series program. To learn more about Tim Huff, his books or the Compassion Series, go to:

All of Tim’s books, for adults and children, have been published by Castle Quay Books.

Cheryl Bear

Cheryl Bear’s First Nations community is Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in British Columbia, Canada. She is from the Dumdenyoo Clan (Bear Clan). Cheryl is an award-winning singer, songwriter and story-teller. She shares stories of Indigenous life—the joy, sorrow, faith and journey—through story and song.

Cheryl has won three Indigenous People’s Choice Awards, two Covenant Awards and a Native American Music Award. Cheryl has a doctorate from the King’s University in Los Angeles and a master of divinity from Regent College in Vancouver. A book based on her doctoral work called Introduction to First Nations Ministry was recently published. Cheryl currently serves her community in a political role as band councillor.

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