Events 2019-20

Annual VCLR Illustrator’s Breakfast: A Tribute to Sheila Barry
Join us in a starry tribute to the brilliant picturebook editor and publisher, the late Sheila Barry, nurturer of books such as Sidewalk Flower, Speak Norman, Speak, Small in the City, and so many more.

Featuring some of Canada’s children’s lit stars: Caroline Adderson, Linda Bailey, Sarah Ellis, Robert Heidbreder, Deborah Hodge, and Tundra editor/publisher, Tara Walker.

We will also be formally announcing the new Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award.

We welcome donations to help us cover the cost of offering reduced rates to students. Vancouver Kidsbooks will be on hand to sell books.

We are also holding a silent auction of great books, illustrations, and items related to picturebooks and children’s literature.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm | November 16, 2019 | University Golf Course

Early Bird Rates end October 20, 2019
Registration closes November 13, 2019


Celebrate! Award-Winning B.C. Children’s Writers and Illustrators
A celebration of BC award winning children’s authors and illustrators of 2019. The guest speaker will be the winner of the 2019 Information Book Award (the winner will be announced November 16, 2019 at the Illustrator’s Breakfast).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Free to members. Bubbly beverages and appetizers at the University Golf Club.


Special Picturebook Event
June 2020
Stay tuned . . . more details to come!

Register online here or download a mail-in registration form here.


Don’t forget that except where noted, these are member-only events. Don’t miss out. Please make sure your membership is up-to-date. Renew your VCLR membership here.