Rita Wong and Gary Geddes big winners at BC Book Prizes Gala

Rita Wong and Gary Geddes big winners at BC Book Prizes Gala

April 26, 2008, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver


Children's author finalist Meg Tilly and Poetry Prize
winner Rita Wong shared a story about reading one of Rita's poems
together during the BC Book Prize tour in the Kootenays – photo Todd

The winners of seven BC Book Prizes, as well as the recipient of the fifth annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, were feted before an audience of authors, publishers, media and friends.

Todd Wong and Leanne Riding, co-presidents of Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop attended the ceremonies. ACWW secretary Ann-Marie Metten is also on the board of the BC Book Prizes.


Todd Wong with Gary Geddes, winner of the Lt. Gov. Lifetime Achievement Award. Only just a few days earlier at Government House in Victoria, Gary and Todd had celebrated Todd becoming a recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award. – photo Leanne Riding


ACWW/Ricepaper gang
Marisa Alps, Megan Lau, Rita Wong, Walter
Lew, Todd Wong, Leanne Riding.

Todd and Leanne celebrated with friends and winners, Gary Geddes,
recipient of the 5th annual Lt. Gov. Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meg Tilly, finalist for children's literature
George McWhirter, finalist for poetry
Shaena Lambert, finalist for fiction
Patricial Roy, finalist for non-fiction

Brian Lam, publisher of Arsenal Pulp Press
Howard White, publisher of Harbour Publishing
Marisa Alps, editor Harbour Publishing

For a full list of winners see: http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/winners


Todd Wong – where's your kilt? Todd poses with kilt wearers Bill Horne, a book layout specialist from Wells BC, and Pipe Major John Mager. 

“Where's your kilt” asked the Lt.Gov. Stephen Point to me at the BC Book Awards. Sometimes people just don't recognize me if I am not wearing a kilt.  Funnily, It had taken Lt. Gov. Stephen Point a moment to recognize me after presenting me with the certificate for the BC Community Achievement Award a few days before on Wednesday in Government House.

see more pictures from Todd's Flickr site:

BC Book Prizes Gala

BC Book Prizes Gala

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