40th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala

40th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala

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The 40th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes Gala will take place on Saturday, September 28th, 2024 at 6:00PM at the University Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. Your ticket includes entry to our reception, awards ceremony, dinner, and two bottles of wine per table. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and free parking is available onsite.

Each table seats 8 to 10 guests, and the ticket order form allows you to purchase up to 10 tickets at a time. If you would like to order more than 10 tickets, please submit a second order through the form.

Until September 2nd, tickets are $145 for members and $155 for non-members. Unsure if your membership is up to date? E-mail us to confirm. After September 2nd, tickets for members and non-members will be $175. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 19th.

In the event that you need to cancel your order, refunds (minus service fees) will be offered until September 2nd. We will be closely following all government health recommendations and protocols in regards to COVID-19, and will do everything we can to ensure a safe gathering.

As stated in our entry criteria, tickets to the Gala are not provided to finalists and are generally paid for by the finalist publisher. If you are a finalist and cost is an obstacle for you to attend, please contact us.

The Gala will be hosted by Margaret Gallagher. Margaret is the host of North by Northwest, BC’s highest-rated weekend show.

She’s been a key part of the CBC family for more than 20 years, hosting CBC Radio One’s Hot Air (2010 – 2022) as well as taking part as a regular on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition (2001 – 2018) and On the Coast (2018 – 2022). She also served as the BC host of CBC Radio 2’s Canada Live and as a contributor on CBC TV’s Living Vancouver. Margaret’s ability to tune into the city and find stories off the beaten track has taken her up mountaintops, down back alleys and through the heart of the city. Margaret has won multiple awards, including a Jack Webster Award for Best Feature for “The Wayfaring Stranger: Lost and Found in Vancouver” (2015) and three prestigious National RTDNA Dave Rogers Awards for Best Radio Feature for “Fade to Black” (2003), “Gail the Golden Age Goalie” (2011) and “No Small Feet” (2012). She was also part of a team behind “Eleanor Collins at 100” which received a Bronze Medal at the New York Festival Radio Awards in 2020. Prior to joining the CBC, Margaret was active on the arts scene and worked with the Western Front, the Video In and the Independent Film and Video Alliance. She has worked as an editor, a freelance writer, and technical communicator, and taught technical communication for five years as part of the SFU Writing & Publishing Program.Actively involved in community outreach, Margaret has tirelessly donated her time and efforts to many Vancouver events. She has hosted dozens of events for a variety of arts and community groups, including UBC & SFU Alumni Associations, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, West Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver International Folk Music Festival.

In 2015, Margaret won a “Community Builder” Award from the Hapa-palooza festival of Mixed Roots in recognition of her work to connect communities and, in 2020, she won the Asian Heritage Month Pan Asian Recognition Award (2020).

Music has been a theme throughout her life, beginning with her studying classical singing and being a member of Gamelan Kyai Madu Sari, a Vancouver-based group of creator-performers who have been active in the community since 1986. She’s currently taking adult piano lessons because “it’s never too late to learn.” She lives in East Vancouver with her family and two rowdy cats.

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2024-09-28 @ 06:00 PM

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