April 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7PM)

Ottawa Book Signing for “The Boy with A Bamboo Heart” And For the First Time “L’Enfant Au Coeur de Bambou”.

When: April 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7PM)


Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1

“A riveting, wrenching and inspiring account of a life’s journey. Dr. Amporn’s remarkable story is not about childhood survival or war-time battles, rather a life-long struggle to defeat his demons and transform his fate.” Nelson Rand, author and journalist.

Please join us as Ottawa native and author Chantal Jauvin presents her book “The Boy with a Bamboo Heart” published by Maverick House. The book was named Book of the Lunar Year 2016 and placed as finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

This bilingual event is open to the public, so please bring a friend. No tickets are required.

Copies of the book, both the original English edition and the newly translated French edition will be available for sale. All author proceeds are being donated to the FORDEC charity.

About Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs: He is the current CEO and founder of FORDEC (Foundation for the Rehabilitation and Development of Children and Family). He is also the former National Director of the Christian Children’s Fund. Dr. Amporn works relentlessly to educate Thai children and help their families. He received the Order of the Crown of Thailand in 1996 in recognition of his work.

About Chantal Jauvin: Chantal is an international attorney. She has travelled extensively throughout her life with an aim of building an international career. She has lived in Japan, Cambodia, Russia, the U.S., and Austria, taking shorter assignments in Vietnam and pursued her MBA studies in the UK. She negotiated in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo often enough to almost call these cities home. She has addressed the Central Banks of Spain and South Africa, worked with companies from Ghana to Uzbekistan, and mentored attorneys from Dubai to Mumbai. Chantal and her husband, William Thomas, reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).