TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - What began as a funky house party 10 years
ago has grown to a See-and-Be-Seen fundraiser now held in four Canadian
cities to raise money for literacy.
The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is the alternative Giller party, held
on November 8th in Toronto at The Burroughes, in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park, in Calgary at Amsterdam Rhino, and in Vancouver at W2 Media Café. In its 10 year history, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has raised
over $265,000 for Frontier College.
"Each year the Scotiabank Giller Prize allows us all to recognize the
voices of new and established writers across this great country," said
Sue Graham Parker, Senior Vice President of Public, Corporate and
Government Affairs at Scotiabank. "Support of arts and culture is an
important focus of our global 'Bright Future' community giving
program. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Prize than by
being at a Giller Light bash surrounded by so many passionate, young
The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash attracts guests from the publishing,
marketing, communications and business communities, local literary
personalities, and book lovers alike. The event combines a taste of the
Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala formalities with a unique urban twist.
Guests watch the live broadcast of the Scotiabank Giller Gala on a big
screen, mingle with fellow guests, vote on the book they think will
take home the coveted Scotiabank Giller Prize and enjoy appetizers and
In Toronto, guests from the Scotiabank Giller Prize tend to migrate to
the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash as the evening progresses, with the
Scotiabank Giller Light Bash often running into the wee hours of the
morning. As a regular at the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, Wayson Choy,
author of Not Yet and All That Matters, says, "Any writer who wants a share of the fun, the unabashed hoopla and
support only a gang of peers can offer shouldn't miss the Giller
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gillerlightbash.ca. All proceeds from these events support Frontier College.
About Frontier College
Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in
1899, this non-profit organization recruits and trains volunteers to
deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in the
communities where help is most needed. Frontier College helps Canadians
improve their literacy and increase their opportunities.
SOURCE Frontier College
For further information:
please contact Abby Robins, Director of Communications, Frontier College, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-3591 ext. 378.