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Ducks Unlimited Canada

November 26, 2012 11:30 ET

Waterfowling Heritage Book Launch-From the Marsh to the Table

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

The late Dr. Frank Baldwin, a medical scientist by profession, was not only a long serving Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) volunteer, donor and board member, but a committed conservationist and avid waterfowler. From the Marsh to the Table was published in Dr. Baldwin's honour and reflects his life spent in appreciation of waterfowl. It is a 130-page cookbook containing a collection of recipes, as well as lessons, experiences and endearing stories from Dr. Baldwin's amazing life in wild places. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be used to support DUC education, research and select habitat conservation programs.

WHAT: Official launch of From the Marsh to the Table cookbook
WHEN: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: McNally Robinson Bookstore Atrium, Grant Park Mall, Winnipeg, Man.
WHO: Members of Dr. Frank Baldwin's family and DUC director of education, Rick Wishart

BACKGROUNDER

Conservationist & Author Frank Baldwin PhD.

Dr. Frank Baldwin (1934-2011) was a scholar, medical scientist, orator and writer, as well as a sportsman, naturalist, waterfowler, breeder of Labrador retrievers and gifted decoy carver and wooden boat builder. A long-time volunteer and board member of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), he lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the harvesting, preparation and consumption of the feast, particularly as it related to waterfowl.

Dr. Baldwin was passionate about all aspects of education. He was well known at DUC for his work with the Mentored Hunt Program and volunteered to teach many prospective waterfowlers the basics of ethical hunting and preparing their harvest for the table. The degree of interest expressed by both old and new hunters was the impetus behind the cooking classes Dr. Baldwin gave in his own kitchen. As a result of the classes, it was suggested he compile his recipes and create a cookbook to help educate waterfowlers.

Work on From the Marsh to the Table was almost complete when Dr. Baldwin died at the age of 76 in May 2011. His wife, Ali and children, Frank and Olivia, worked with DUC to complete this special project.

"This is a healing project for our family," Ali says. "We're committed to having Frank's book be something unique that Frank would have been thrilled to see in its final version. This waterfowling book reflects Frank's passion for the marsh, for waterfowl and the feast they provide, and hopefully engender that same sort of passion in waterfowlers of the future."

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Contact Information

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Amy Doerksen
    National Manager, Communications and Marketing
    (204) 451-2237
    a_doerksen@ducks.ca