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Alex Messenger to present ‘The Twenty-Ninth Day’

Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will host Alex Messenger presenting "The Twenty-Ninth Day," from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Armory Arts and Events Center, 203 Park Ave. S.

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Alex Messenger will present "The Twenty-Ninth Day," from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Armory Arts and Events Center in Park Rapids.
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PARK RAPIDS — Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will host Alex Messenger presenting "The Twenty-Ninth Day," from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Armory Arts and Events Center, 203 Park Ave. S.

Messenger was 17 years old when he was mauled by a grizzly bear while on a Canadian wilderness canoe trip.

Messenger, of Duluth, will share vivid memories from his best-selling book "The Twenty-Ninth Day."

"Over and over, Alex Messenger and his young comrades commit and recommit themselves to the perils of canoeing through the raw, bare landscape of Canada's far north," award-winning writer Catherine Watson said of the book. "And when the worst happens, all of them — Messenger included, despite his wounds — rise to the daunting challenge with wit and skill.

"The result is one of the most harrowing first-person accounts of wilderness survival I've ever come across. It's also a tribute to youth, good training, inexplicable luck and when the chips are really down sheer human courage."

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The program is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

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