Book Prize for Ridge writer

Maple Ridge writer wins a B.C. Book Prize for best illustrated book written for children.

Annette LeBox (back row

Maple Ridge writer Annette LeBox has received a B.C. Book Prize.

The 32nd annual Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prizes Gala took place on April 30 at Government House in Victoria with British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, in attendance.

LeBox won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for the best illustrated book written for children, along with illustrator Stephanie Graegin for her book Peace is an Offering.

Peace Is An Offering is a poem that LeBox wrote just after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

A total of $14,000 in prize money is awarded, $2,000 for each prize.

The recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for literary excellence in the province receives $5,000 on behalf of the Government House Foundation.

The B.C. Book Prizes were established in 1985 to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are administered and awarded by the West Coast Book Prize Society, a non-profit society that represents all facets of the publishing and writing community.

• For more information call 604.687.2405 or go to bcbookprizes.ca.

Just Posted

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge NDP candidate wins in mock Student Vote Canada

Nationally, students elected a Liberal minority government

Ruimy defeated after one term as Liberal MP in Pitt Meadow-Maple Ridge

Said that he did everything he had planned to do

Dalton takes riding for Conservatives

Says he personally knocked on 10,000 doors in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge

Busy time at polling place in Maple Ridge as hours tick down

Polls close at 7 p.m. in Canada’s 43 election

ELECTION NIGHT: Pitt Meadows prof weighs in on tight fight

Election night results are coming in now, but here’s a perspective from a UBC professor ahead of time

In the news: Liberals eke out a win, but will need NDP, Green support to pass bills

Conservatives say they are ready if Trudeau should falter

Investor alert: ‘Split games’ pyramid scheme circulating in B.C.

British Columbia Securities Commission issues warning about scheme selling virtual shares

Federal NDP may support B.C. with major projects, Carole James says

SkyTrain Surrey extension, Massey Tunnel need Ottawa’s help

‘Issue-by-issue parliament’: Expert says Liberals need to placate NDP to be effective

Scandals, social issues, racism defined 2019 federal election, SFU prof says

Misconduct investigations spike by 65% across B.C.’s municipal police forces: report

Reports overall up 15 per cent while complaints made by public down seven per cent

Guns, crossbows, swords, ammo seized in raid on Fraser Valley home

Weapons also included stun guns and replica firearms

Homicide team investigates death of man in his 20s in Chilliwack

Male in his 20s not expected to survive his injuries

‘Wexit’ talk percolates day after Liberals returned to power with minority

An online petition is calling for a western alliance and Alberta to separate

Owner of seafood company pleads guilty to illegally importing fish into U.S.

‘We would not put customer health and safety at risk’: Seven Seas Fish

Most Read