Chase Duffy is a junior high student living in central Alberta with his mother, father and younger sister.
He’s on the school track team, vying for a position as top long-distance runner, and he’s well on his way. His friends already call him Superman. When he isn’t practicing with Coach Taylor, Chase is running alongside his Grandfather’s canola field – always looking for a leg up on the competition.
Through his weekly adventures, Chase is learning all about canola and its importance in his everyday life – from the crop’s earliest harvests (as told in the educational storybook, Fields of Home) through to its nutritional value and cooking properties, all the way to the future of the country’s only “Made in Canada” crop.
Chase also enjoys storytelling, and in addition to his blog, he’s writing his first novel.
You can follow Chase weekly on his blog, where he talks about writing, running and canola, or check out his Facebook (Chase Superman Duffy) or Twitter (@SupermanDuffy) profiles.
On a very hot day, Chase, in a mental competition with his track rivals, over exerts. That’s when he meets Mr. Slovonuk from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan – the farmer who first brought rapeseed from Poland to Canada.
Fields of Home is part fantasy, relying on a tween’s belief in ‘perhaps’. And intertwined are the historical facts about canola, rapeseed, the transition from one seed to the other, and the man who started it all.
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As a young track athlete, Chase Duffy is mesmerized by the speed travelled by Prairie Gold, the world’s first and only Jet Fuel Funny Car that runs on 100% canola biodiesel. It could be even faster than Superman!
After meeting the infamous car’s driver and hearing is inspirational story of , Chase is driven to build his own race car and looks to his faithful grandfather for support. Together they build a soap box racer – and learn a lot about canola’s potential for biodiesel in the process.
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About the Alberta Canola Producers’ CommissionThe Alberta Canola Producers’ Commission, founded in 1898, is dedicated to improving the long-term profitability of Alberta's canola growers. This includes the goal: to maintain awareness and develop understanding of the role that canola plays as one of Canada’s major agricultural commodities.