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The Scotiabank Giller Light bash

CanLit fans and publishing types who are not attending the Scotiabank Giller Prize ceremony will have two other opportunities to get together, eat, drink, and merrily debate which book should win. The Scotiabank Giller Light bash – the ceremony’s younger and less formally dressed sister – will again be thrown in both Toronto and Winnipeg this year.

Attendees can watch the official ceremony on the big screen. The event in Winnipeg is put on by McNally Robinson Booksellers at the Grant Park store and includes a dinner. In Toronto, singer Kyle Riabko will be entertaining at Steam Whistle Brewing’s Roundhouse. Proceeds from the $25 tickets go to support the cross-country literacy programs of Frontier College.