NOTE: GALA date has been postponed to Saturday, September 19th due to COVID-19 precautions.
The 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala will be hosted by Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter.
A broadcaster for more than 40 years, Shelagh has won the John Drainie Award for Significant Contribution to Canadian Broadcasting. She has worked on programs such as Morningside, The Arts Tonight and This Morning. She has been an advocate for people with mental illness for more than a decade, often speaking about her own depression. The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) presented her a Transforming Lives Award in 2008. She was named a Champion of Mental Health in 2009. In 2010, she received the Hero Award from the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and the 2010 Voices of Mental Health Award from CMHA BC. In 2016, she was the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy.
To find out more about our amazing host, please click here.
Date: Saturday September 19th, 2020
Start Time: 5:30PM (slightly earlier for nominees and special guests)
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel – 300 – 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5
Special Room Rates for out of town guests are being negotiated
Ticket information will appear here as soon as it is available