The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Walking Read

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      The Children’s Writers and Illustrators of B.C. Society present the Walking Read, a costume gala benefiting the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation on June 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Open Road Lexus (5631 Parkwood Way, Richmond).

      The gala will feature food, drinks, music by the Gale Force Blues Band, a silent auction, a photo booth, swag bags, and a costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favourite children’s book character, such as Peter Pan, Katniss Everdeen, Little Red Riding Hood, or the Cat in the Hat. Prizes will be awarded for best costume from a children’s book, best costume from a Canadian children’s book, and best costume from a CWILL BC member’s book.

      The CWILL BC is a group of published writers and illustrators for children’s literature, with close to 150 members across the province. B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation helps support B.C. Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, and the Child & Family Research Institute.

      Tickets to the Walking Read are $60 and must be purchased online in advance.