When I was asked to write the foreword to Irvin Goodon's new book, I was honoured and immediately told him I would do my best
Boissevain, Manitoba (PRWEB) September 19, 2009
Irvin Goodon knew the only place he could go was up. And he knew he'd have to do it alone. Today, the Manitoba Métis is one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs having founded Irvin Goodon Industries. He didn't think it was such a big deal until he got a call from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business that he had become one of the first laureates of the Aboriginal Hall of Fame.
Climbing -- One Pole at a Time offers readers a glimpse into the personal path of Goodon from growing up as a young Métis boy born into poverty, facing discrimination to pioneering the post frame industry in Canada. Goodon's autobiography shares stories of people who have helped shaped his life, yet it doesn't hold back on the details of his life's struggles.
"When I was asked to write the foreword to Irvin Goodon's new book, I was honoured and immediately told him I would do my best," says David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Métis Federation. "And it is a thoughtful look at a life of a successful Métis businessman, such as Irvin's, that we can all celebrate today. No longer are the Métis people ashamed of their ancestry but rather we see the pride and belief in our people."
Today, Goodon remains active in the post frame industry with Integrity Post Structures. He also hunts, carves antler artwork and runs a wildlife themed hotel.
For more information or to order Climbing--One Pole at a Time, please visit http://www.irvin-goodon.ca or contact 204-534-6341. The book retails at $15.00 plus shipping.
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