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First Name Michael
Last Name Zrymiak
Member Since March 19, 2012
Website michaelzrymiak.com
Bio Michael Zrymiak was born into a farming family in Glenavon Saskatchewan. He enrolled in the RCAF pilot program in 1954 and received his wings in October 1955. For the next 32 years he served in a variety of locations in Canada and abroad. Military highlights include flying as pilot in command for Queen Elizabeth on three occasions in 1976, for the Queen Mother on one occasion, for a number of Governors General including Georges Vanier, and for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He had two tours in Europe including as a Military Attaché in Czechoslovakia in the early 80’s. He then served as the Base commander at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton from where he retired in 1987. Michael was appointed an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 1982, with the presentation made by the Governor General in Ottawa. Following retirement Michael managed the Langley airport for a few years, developed three acreage properties, and cultivated a passion for writing.
Publications Published Prairie Roots. Published by Libros Libertad 2008 Nukes on the 49th. Published by Libros Libertad 2010 Leaving a Contrail. Published by General Store Publishing House 2011 Self-Published Wines of British Columbia – A Buyers’ Guide. Self-published 1995 And No Mosquitoes. Acreage living in Langley BC. Self-published 2003 Ripples. Poetry and photography book. Self-published 2006 His poetry is also published elsewhere including in Spotlight, the Surrey Arts Council magazine, and various Canadian Authors Association National Voices Anthologies. His poem, What is Surrey, was presented to the City of Surrey at a City Council meeting in June 2012.
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