Pirates and explosions at Red Cedar book award event

The excitement was explosive when two BC authors gave presentations at the Fernie Heritage Library on Tuesday, May 10.

By Sandra Summerfield


The excitement was explosive when two BC authors gave presentations at the Fernie Heritage Library on Tuesday, May 10.

Both authors have been nominated for this year’s Red Cedar book awards; Rachelle Delaney’s, ‘The Ship of Lost Souls’ in the fiction category and Gillian Richardson’s ‘Kaboom!: Explosions of All Kinds’ in the non-fiction.

Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province participate in the Red Cedar Book Awards and students from IDES and The Fernie Academy were no exception. The most active members of the Red Cedar book club shared a delicious lunch with Gillian and Rachelle between presentations and were able to ask the authors some personal questions and hear some very funny stories about such things as the authors’ most embarrassing moments.

To promote the Red Cedar Book Awards, acknowledge the authors nominated and to encourage children to read, the Kootenay Library Federation, the Fernie Heritage Library, Fernie Getaways and the Fernie Writers’ Conference along with the Canada Council for the Arts, sponsored this Red Cedar event.



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