You’re Invited to the 2019 Giller Light Bash

October 20, 2019

The Giller Light Bash is an annual event that celebrates the Scotiabank Giller Prize while raising funds for Frontier College, a national charitable literacy organization founded in 1899.

The event will take place in seven cities across Canada (Calgary, Halifax, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg) on November 18, 2019 – the evening the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner is announced. Guests will watch the live broadcast of the gala while mingling with fellow book lovers.

Since 2001, the Giller Light Bash has raised over $1,000,000 for Frontier College. The funds have been used to recruit and train volunteers to deliver vital literary and learning support to 40,000 participants every year. These programs take place in libraries, health centres, public housing sites, prisons shelters and schools.

Don’t miss out on attending one of the most exciting Canadian literary events of the year! More information about each city can be found below.

Calgary

WURST – 2437 4th Street SW
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Host

Russell Bowers, Host of CBC Radio’s Daybreak Alberta

Book Defenders

Cobra Collins, Spoken Word Artist & Poet
Shaun Hunter, Author
Naomi K. Lewis, Author
Anne Logan, Book Reviewer
Taylor Lambert, Journalist
Malcolm Mooney, Interdisciplinary Artist

Halifax

Atlantica Hotel Halifax – 1980 Robie St.
7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Host

Bob Murphy, Host, CBC Radio One’s Maritime Noon

Thunder Bay

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company – 712 Macdonell Street
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Toronto

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon – 789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Vancouver

Soundhouse Studios – 33W 8th Avenue
6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Victoria

Fairmont Empress, Crystal Ballroom – 721 Government Street
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Host

Margo Goodhand, and featuring special “book champions”

Book Defenders

Carol Bellringer, Auditor General of British Columbia
Ian Ferguson, Author, Director
Jack Knox, Author, Victoria Times-Colonist Columnist
Mark Mawhinney, Financial Advisor, Odlum Brown Limited
Maureen Sawa, CEO of Greater Victoria Public Library

Winnipeg

Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant – 1120 Grant Avenue
5:30 p.m.

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