Bruce Templeton and his family have been assisting Santa for over forty years. His working career took him and his wife, Paula, across Canada to open many of the ninety-six Bowring Little Shops. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Following his retail years, Bruce joined the investment industry, and following a decade with a bank firm, he started an office in partnership with his son, Jim. His volunteer work includes St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the St. John’s Board of Trade, Scouts Canada, and Rotary International. He is the only Canadian of the twenty-seven living Santas inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame, and he is also a Knight of St. Nicholas. That said, he gives credit to his family, especially Paula, who has spent hours in helicopters and has walked the entire parade route for years whispering the names of children to Santa, who then greets them from the top of the sleigh.
While Bruce has won multiple awards, the making of memories for children is all that really matters, along with joining Santa with his doctor daughter, Christina, on Christmas Eve in the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.LEARN MORE Flanker Press Ltd.
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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.