Schedule of Events

Hello Group Leaders,

Welcome back! Are you and your young readers enjoying the Red Cedar Award season?  The board & volunteers at the Young Readers Choice Awards Society of BC are certainly excited about this year’s nominated books!

Our website will be continuously updated with resources for you to use with your reading groups. To assist in your planning this year, we have created a Schedule of Red Cedar Events.

2017/2018 Schedule of Red Cedar Events

Mid-September 2017 — New Red Cedar website will be launched, with descriptions and resources for the 2017/2018 nominees. If you require wall charts or voting tally sheets before this time, please send your request to

October 2017 (Date TBA) — The Annual General Meeting of the Young Readers Choice Awards Society of BC. Details are TBA.  All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP or express interest to

November 2017 – March 2018 — Read, read, read & write reviews! Read the nominated books & write reviews of your favorites, then post them to our website for other young readers to see!

March 2018 — Opportunities for young readers to interview nominated authors. Get your requests in early to avoid disappointment!

April 2018 (Dates TBA) — Voting! Your young reader votes will determine the Award winners! Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or information books) that they are voting.

May 2018 (Date TBA) — Red Cedar Gala! Come meet other young readers, present short skits on your favorite book, listen to readings from nominated authors, show off your book trailer, and enjoy some snacks with us! We will be announcing the winners of the 2017/18 Red Cedar Awards live at the Gala, and releasing the lists of 2018/19 nominees!