An Evening With Gretchen Roedde

Looking to combine your love of books and a good cause?  Then join author Gretchen Roedde, as she reads from her new book, Deep Water Dream, at the Roedde House Museum. Space is limited, so register early! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.  

Doors open at 630pm, reading at 7pm. 

Registration includes a signed book and refreshments.  


The DEWC provides practical support to more than 500 women, children, and seniors every day.  To learn more about the work they do, visit


The Roedde House Museum is the family home of (Gretchen's great-grandparents) Gustav and Matilda Roedde, who came to Vancouver in 1888. He became Vancouvers first bookbinder, and in 1890 opened G.A Roedde Bookbinders.  To learn more about the museum, visit


Mystery in the Hood with Brenda Chapman and Barbara Fradkin

CBC Radio host Giacomo Panico will interview local authors Barbara Fradkin and Brenda Chapman about their local settings and writing inspiration. All three live in Kitchissippi Ward in Ottawa's west end. The event takes place at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library in the Meeting Room. Free, no registration required.

The Chinese in Toronto: Then and Now Presentation

Author Arlene Chan will do a presentation, with a Q&A afterwards. Books will be available for sale.


Arlene Chan, author of the books, The Chinese in Toronto from 1878 and The Chinese Community in Toronto: Then and Now, traces the history of the Chinese in Toronto, and how the Chinatown at Dundas Street and Spadina Avenue developed after the closing of a dark chapter in Canadian history. Archival photographs depict the early years, dating back 135 years, to present day.

Arlene grew up in Chinatown and worked there at her parents’ restaurant. She nurtures her ties with the neighbourhood and leads Heritage Toronto tours during the summer.



Soar, Adam, Soar Party at Brixton's Pub

Rick Prashaw's political family from his 12 years on Parliament Hill join him at their favourite pub to celebrate Soar, Adam, Soar. Rick will begin sales and signing the book right at 5 for staff needing to do a quick pit stop en route home to families, errands. Program with MP Charlie Angus as MC begins approximately at 6 PM.