TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - What began as a funky house party 11 years ago has grown to a see-and-be-seen bash now held in five Canadian cities. Root for your favourite book and mingle with friends old and new while raising money for literacy.
The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash is the alternative Giller party, held on October 30th in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver. Over the years, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has raised over $350,000 for Frontier College, Canada's original literacy organization.
The Giller Light Bash attracts guests from the publishing, marketing, communications and business communities, local literary personalities and book lovers alike. Guests watch the broadcast of the Giller Gala on a big screen, mix with fellow partiers; vote on the book they think will take home the coveted Scotiabank Giller Prize and enjoy music, appetizers and cocktails.
Frontier College President Sherry Campbell explains that the money raised is crucial to literacy programming. "When we raise money that isn't designated to a specific program, it means that we can provide programming that might be harder to fund, like our Domestic Workers program in Vancouver, or our Beat the Street program in Toronto."
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gillerlightbash.ca
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 communities across the country. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe that literacy is a right.
SOURCE: Frontier College
For further information:
Director of Communications, Frontier College
416-923-3591 ext. 378.