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April 20, 2010

And we’re off!
Posted by Fiona Bayrock

Fiona Bayrock

Two days into our tour and Ehor, Bryan, and I appear to be bloggers MIA.  But we’re not, really we aren’t. Factor in a travel day and a day of internet access issues and here we are at last!

While Ehor headed off to the high school on Monday, my first official BC Book Prizes tour day began with me visiting 100 K-3 students at Dorothea Walker Elementary School in Kelowna. What a welcome!  The classes arrived at the library with otters and frogs and whales and fish—-artwork from Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

Dorothea Walker Kelowna Apr19

Each class had made something different with illustrator Carolyn Conahan’s line drawings. The kids grinned from ear-to-ear as they showed off their masks, medallions, and two styles of animal hats. Too cool.  I grinned right back.

A quick trip along the highway—-and a few heart palpitations on Bryan’s part as we were delayed for 15 minutes at a dead stop due to construction—-found us at Penticton schools for the afternoon. A big shoutout to Wiltse Elementary! 

Since we had plenty of time before our public gig at Hooked on Books, a lovely little book store on Main Street, Penticton right next door to Fibonacci’s, home of the biggest latte cups I’d ever seen, we thought we’d stop en route for a


official visit to the Red Rooster Winery, one of the adopt-a-library sponsors. 

Red Rooster Winery Tasting Apr19


tasting five lovely wines a very serious photo-op, we were on our way Rieslings and Syrahs in hand

Kudos to Hooked on Books for hosting our evening event even though they’ve been open for only a few months.  A terrific first touring day.  Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

(Thanks to Bryan for the photos!)

Filed under: Okanagan / Vancouver Island Leg 2010 | 2 Comments | Permalink


Monica Miller, BC Book Prizes
Apr 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Sounds like you had a great time at Red Rooster Winery!

Apr 22, 2010 at 09:43 AM

Love the kids artwork! What a wonderful way to welcome an author!
(and the wine sounds divine:)

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