Southern BC (Okanagan) Leg 2008

Event Date(s)

April 21-25, 2008


Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton & Princeton

Event Description

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan | A BC 150 Event

Four shortlisted authors and one shortlisted illustrator will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in Southern BC, including the Okanagan. They are:

Ruth Campbell and Ron Smith
Elf the Eagle
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Don Gayton
Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden
(Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize)

Claire Mulligan
The Reckoning of Boston Jim
(Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)

Arleen Paré
Paper Trail
(Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)

Learn about these books and the rest of the shortlisted titles, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.


KAMLOOPS | Monday, April 21
Kamloops Public Library | 3:00 pm
100-465 Victoria Street | 250-372-5145
Meet the authors on their first public event on the Southern Leg, fresh off readings at Kay Bingham Elementary and South Kamloops Secondary.

SALMON ARM | Tuesday, April 22
Our touring authors will meet students at South Broadview Elementary and Salmon Arm Secondary (Jackson campus).

VERNON | Tuesday, April 22
Vernon Public Library | 7:00 pm
3001 32nd Avenue | 250-542-7610
Following events at Kidston Elementary and Kalamalka Secondary schools, the authors will read and sign books at the Vernon Public Library. Book sales by Bookland.

KELOWNA | Wednesday, April 23
Kelowna Public Library | Time TBA
1380 Ellis Street | 250-762-2800
Students at Ellison Elementary and Kelowna Secondary schools will get a chance to meet the authors this day, prior to this evening event for the general public. Book sales by Mosaic Books.

OSOYOOS | Thursday, April 24
The authors will meet students at Osoyoos Elementary and Osoyoos Secondary schools.

OLIVER | Thursday, April 24
Oliver Public Library | 7:00 pm
35641 – 93rd Street | 250-498-2242
With Osoyoos school visits under their belts, our authors will get to meet book lovers in Oliver at the public library.

PENTICTON & PRINCETON | Friday, April 25
The authors will meet students at Uplands Elementary, John Allison Elementary and Princeton Secondary before driving to Vancouver in time for the gala on Saturday.