PSA: Red Cedar Award Gala 2016

Should you happen to be in or near Vancouver tomorrow (May 7, 2016), head to Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch for the Red Cedar Award Gala 2016!

The Red Cedar is BC’s Reader’s Choice Award. Students in grades 4-7 read and vote on their favourite fiction and information books from the nominated list. At the Gala, readers get to meet nominated authors, talk books with friends, give speeches or perform skits about nominated books, and *drumroll* the winners are announced.

Honestly, the whole day is a win, and all the books (and authors) (and readers) are winners. The gala is a ton of fun, as attendees of last year’s gala can attest.

And this year’s line-up of author attendees looks fabulous. Here’s the plan for the day:

11:30 am – noon: Book sales & signings with Kidsbooks and featured nominees

Noon – 3 pm: Gala! Skits & book trailers from RC book clubs, presentations from these featured RC 2016 nominees:
Dan Bar-el (Audrey (Cow))
Glen Huser (The Elevator Ghost)
Richard Scrimger (Zomboy)
Nick Gray and Laura Scandiffio (Escape from Tibet)
Michelle Mulder (Every Last Drop: Bringing clean water home)
Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (Take Shelter: At home around the world)
Kira Vermond and Julie McLaughlin (illustrator) (Why We Live Where We Live)Becky Citra (Finding Grace) will also be attending the Gala & offering book signings before & after the big show.

3 – 4 pm: Book sales & signings with Kidsbooks and featured nominees. Red Cedar Award book stickers will also be available.

I cannot wait. Hope to see you there!