WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Room 200, Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd. (Yonge and Eglinton)
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9
Please join us for coffee and desserts following the formal AGM presentation.
Members* and public welcome.
Please RSVP by June 20 to Shannon Howe Barnes
at 416.975.0010 ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for information about nominations.
* Members are reminded that they may appoint a proxy to attend the Annual General Meeting on their behalf. Any such appointment must be evidenced by completing and signing this form, and sending it to the CCBC prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.
Featuring special guest speaker Elizabeth MacLeod
Award-winning author of non-fiction books for young readers
A Year of Celebration: Canada, Milestones and Why They Matter
Which Canadian became known as “The Man Who Saved the World” and received a top award for his work 60 years ago this year? How many important Canadian events can you name that occurred 100 years ago in 1917? Find out about the surprising number of milestone anniversaries occurring this year (besides Canada’s 150th birthday), what they mean and why they matter.
Which world-famous Canadian children’s author, who is yet again enjoying immense popularity, died 75 years ago this year? Do you remember where you were 30 years ago when Rick Hansen completed his “Man in Motion” tour or 25 years ago when the Blue Jays won their first World Series Championship? Find out how these milestones affect us not only as Canadians, but also as people who love books and are involved in creating and promoting them.
About Elizabeth MacLeod
Although Liz studied science at university, she’s always been fascinated in history. No wonder — at her first job in Canadian children’s publishing (as an editor at OWL Magazine) she wrote her manuscripts on one of those ancient machines known as a typewriter!
Liz has published almost 60 books for children on topics ranging from dinosaurs, royal murders and Albert Einstein, to Canada’s trees, Mount Everest and cats. She has written two biography series for young readers and is currently working on a third. Liz’s books have won many awards, including the Red Maple Award, Hackmatack Award, Red Cedar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Her recent book, Canada Year by Year, was published especially for Canada’s sesquicentennial.