Peter Pan simply won’t grow up. He doesn’t want to. Why would he when his life — an endless childhood on the island of Neverland full of flying and mischief and pirates and fairies — is so much fun? He does sometimes make special trips out of Neverland to share his magic with kids of all ages: This month, Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the Lost Boys and the Indians have made Vaughan their home away from home.
It’s 1940 and the war in Europe continues to escalate. Fearing sabotage and treason on Canadian soil, the federal government begins detaining some of its own people based on nothing more than suspicion. Paradise by the River – The Story of Petawawa is the tale of one Italian-Canadian Montrealer caught in that hysteria.