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B.C. ecologist Don Gayton wins Peace Corps Travel Book Award

British Columbian ecologist Don Gayton’s Okanagan Odyssey: Journeys Through Terrain, Terroir and Culture (Rocky Mountain Books) has won the 2011 Peace Corps Travel Book Award. The prize is presented annually to an author with Peace Corps experience. Prior to moving to Canada from the U.S. in the 1960s, Gayton was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Colombia.

Gayton receives a cash award and a special citation from the blog Peace Corps Writers.