Let’s get everyone in our neighbourhood reading and discussing the same book!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Readers of the One Book Whonnock’s choice. Margaret Atwood’s book Stone Mattress  met to discuss the book and ponder about the choice of the next one. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

On Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. readers of the One Book Whonnock’s choice. Margaret Atwood’s book Stone Mattress  will gather in the hall of the Holy Spirit Anglican Church, 27123 River Road in Whonnock. 
The book committee has put a great program together, and it should be a fun evening for everyone.

Friday, May 4, 2018

On Thursday night, One Book Whonnock discussed Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. According to Hadfield, Tim Horton’s coffee was the favourite drink on the International Space Station. Appropriately, Tim Horton’s of 230th Street at Dewdney Trunk Road generously donated the coffee that was consumed at the get-together. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Join the party on Thursday, May 3, 2018

There’s still time to join this year’s ONE BOOK WHONNOCK reading project. The chosen book is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, available at the library and in bookstores. Read at your own speed!
Participation is FREE as is attendance by registered readers at the theme-based party at which we will discuss the book. This is also a great opportunity to meet other Whonnock residents. Date for the party: Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Anglican Church hall.
To sign up send an e-mail to books@whonnock.ca or phone Helmi at 604-462-8942. Just leave a message. This project is sponsored by the Whonnock Community Association.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The book chosen for reading this winter is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. A book written with humour, humility, and profound optimism about the future of space exploration, Hadfield’s book isn’t just the inspiring story of one man’s journey to the ISS. It’s an opportunity to step into his space-boots and learn to think like an astronaut – and figure out how to make your own dreams, whatever they are, come true..

Join us in reading and sharing this fascinating story. The book is readily available at the library or can be bought at bookstores or online. A gathering to discuss the book will take place in late April 2018 – a date will be set in due course.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Conclusion of last winter’s reading project

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We met in a frozen landscape and found common ground in admiring James Houston's book and the  life and survival skills of the Inuit. Smoked and candied salmon and bannock were substitutes for seal meat and blubber. Ice cream reminded us that is never warm up there. The Living Stone, an NFB documentary, showed us an Inuit artist releasing an image he sees imprisoned in a rough stone and illustrated the life in the arctic we read about. Click here to see some more pictures.