*Last updated April 20, 2021
Given we cannot announce the winners in person at the Forest of Reading Festival, we are adapting to celebrate the Forest of Reading in two parts: with our new Forest of Reading Virtual Celebrations, available through the password website ONLY to current program registrants, and with our Forest of Reading Awards, presented in partnership with CBC Books.
Forest of Reading Virtual Celebrations: Exclusive to Paid Program Registrants
These events will be available ONLY through the password website for those registered in the 2021 program. To access these events, people must register for the Forest of Reading program.
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 50+ Videos of Various Virtual Events Available for Each Program
What is included in the Celebrations?
- Yellow Cedar Virtual Visit videos
- White Pine Virtual Visit videos
- The Blue Spruce Award and Le prix Peuplier nominees are excited to read their nominated books to their young readers. Stay tuned for the release dates for these videos.
Other Forest of Reading Virtual Content: Exclusive to Paid Program Registrants
Since January, we have been offering virtual events featuring nominees and will create more content for each of our award programs until May. These events will be available ONLY through the password website for those registered in the 2021 program. To access these events, people must register for the Forest of Reading program.
- Blue Spruce Book Club, featuring nominees from all 10 titles
- Forest Friday Virtual Nominee Visits, featuring nominees from Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction, and Red Maple
- Mercre-LIT Virtual Nominee Visits, featuring nominees from Le prix Mélèze and Tamarac
Forest of Reading Awards: Free to the Public, Partnered with CBC Books
The Forest of Reading Award ceremonies will be presented in partnership with CBC Books online through CBC’s platform Curio.ca on May 18, 19 and 20, 2021. We’ll announce the winners of the Forest of Reading Awards throughout the three days, hosted by Ali Hassan.
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 9 Award Ceremonies for the Forest of Reading School-Aged Programs
Award Ceremony Schedule:
|May 18, 2021||10:00 am EST||White Pine Award|
|May 18, 2021||11:30 am EST||Red Maple Award|
|May 18, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Blue Spruce Award|
|May 19, 2021||10:00 am EST||Yellow Cedar Award|
|May 19, 2021||11:30 am EST||Silver Birch Fiction Award|
|May 19, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Silver Birch Express Award|
|May 20, 2021||10:00 am EST||Le prix Tamarac|
|May 20, 2021||11: 30 am EST||Le prix Mélèze|
|May 20, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Le prix Peuplier|