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Paul Langan



Paul Langan

Author/Historian


Paul Langan is working on releasing six books in 2021. They are: Forgotten Monorails of Canada (12/2020), "Tragedy in Galt - The May 2nd, 1956 CP Rail Crash"  (01/2021), "Remembering Glen Christie - The History of the Village of Glen Christie, ON from those that lived there" (06/01/2021).

He currently is working on his next two books for release in 2021 titled, " Tales of Opera - Waterloo County/ Region 1885-2020" and "Hespeler History - The Authorized Winfield Brewster Collection". He previous has written  five local history booklets during the period of 1998-2002. They are now out of print. Check out the Books page for more details. 


Family


Debra Langan is professor at WLU Brantford. Son Dylan Langan has a Masters in Community Music and is the Conductor, Composer and Artistic Director currently owner of Queen Street Music and Fuse, an arts organization. Daughter Katie Langan, has her Master of Applied Human Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a dietitian at Centre for Bariatric Excellence at Guelph General Hospital. She also coaches youth beach competitive volleyball.
 

High Speed Rail Canada


Paul  has been fighting for increased passenger rail service in Canada for over 20 years.He is the founder of High Speed Rail Canada. It is an educational online resource centre on high speed rail.  http://www.highspeedrailcanada.com.

Community Youth Sports Volunteer


Paul has volunteered most of his adult life in youth sports organizations. He currently is the founder of Scorpions Youth Volleyball Club. http://www.scorpionsvolleyball.ca

Recognition Awards Given to Paul Langan


2016 - Ontario Volleyball Association Recognition Award
2014 - Cambridge Sports Contributor of the Year Award
2012 - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient
2011 - Ontario Volleyball Association Male Developmental Coach of the Year Award
2001 - Rudolph Boost Heritage Award - City of Cambridge

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