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Any Guesses?

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In spring 2021, the One Book, One Community Waterloo Region committee will announce its 20th book selection. How time flies! Any guesses for this year’s OBOC selection?

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Posted by on February 8, 2021 in Uncategorized


2020 was another outstanding (and unique!) year for One Book One Community Waterloo Region, also known as “OBOC”. As the longest running community reading program in Canada, we are thrilled to see that our numbers continue to grow and enthusiasm for our program never wains.

We first want to say a big thank you to Waubgeshig Rice for agreeing to be our 2020 OBOC author and for being so accommodating, gracious and fun, too. Thank you to ECW Press, publisher of Moon of the Crusted Snow. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Very special thanks to our awesome interviewers, Cherie Dimaline and Jesse Thistle, for the wonderful conversations and insightful questions at both virtual events.

Special thanks to the Waterloo Region Record . The Record has been a major supporter of One Book One Community since day one. Thank you also to the beautiful Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener for their continued support.

The title for 2021, One Book One Community’s 20th anniversary, will be announced in April!

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Posted by on September 25, 2020 in Uncategorized


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Posted by on February 17, 2020 in Uncategorized