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CBC's Canada Reads comes to Kelowna and Prince Rupert

Join us for free B.C. events featuring 2020 Canada Reads finalists. 

Kelowna, March 5 and Prince Rupert, March 6

Consider yourself an avid or low-key bookworm? Join us for two special events featuring Canada Reads contenders!

CBC's Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor," with celebrities championing books. Each day, panellists vote to eliminate one book, until a single title is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. 

Leading up to the finale later this month, the authors are hitting the road! Check out these free B.C. events featuring 2020 Canada Reads finalists. 

Kelowna: 

  • Event: CBC Radio Presents: In Conversation with Cory Doctorow, Canada Reads finalist and author of Radicalized, hosted by CBC Radio West's Sarah Penton 
  • Date: Thursday, March 5
  • Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: Kelowna Library, 1380 Ellis Street
  • RSVP: Reserve a ticket on eventbrite. Admission is free

Prince Rupert:

  • Event: CBC Radio Presents: An Evening with Eden Robinson, Canada Reads finalist and author of Son of a Trickster, hosted by CBC Radio Daybreak North's Carolina de Ryk
  • Date: Friday, March 6
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: Prince Rupert Library, 101 6th Ave
  • RSVP: Reserve a ticket on eventbrite. Admission is free. 

The Canada Reads 2020 debates will take place March 16-19 on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio and CBC Books.

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