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2022 KOBZAR™ Book Award Ceremony

A Virtual Presentation

April 28, 2022


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We are pleased to announce that the virtual 2022 KOBZAR™ Book Award will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:00 pm CDT.

With the tragic war in Ukraine, our hearts and minds continue to be with the Ukrainian people.

However, now, more than ever, we feel the importance of celebrating our Canadian storytellers and their stories that shape Ukrainian identity in Canada.

Please invite your friends and families to join our virtual KOBZAR Book Award Ceremony!

The Award

The shortlisted titles for the 2022 KOBZAR™ Book Award have been announced and preparations for the Award Ceremony are underway.

Presented biennially, the $25,000 KOBZAR™ Book Award recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who write on a topic with a tangible connection to the experiences of Ukrainian Canadians. As the Ukrainian community celebrates 130 years in Canada, the Ukrainian stories are limitless. KOBZAR™ Book Award entries can weave through fascinating moments in world history, acquaint us with the lives of both one and the many, introduce us to the challenges of different generations and waves of immigration. Ultimately, they paint a picture of a people that proudly continues to shape the Canada we know today.

Distinctive to this Award is monetary recognition for both the winner and the winner’s publisher.

For more on the shortlisted books click here.

The Award Ceremony

The 2022 KOBZAR™ Book Award will be presented during a Virtual Presentation. The ceremony will be broadcast on April 28, 2022, at 7 pm CT.

This year’s program will be hosted by Terry MacLeod – award-winning, Emmy-nominated independent journalist with more than thirty years of experience working across Canada and around the world with the CBC.

There is no cost to join us. Simply register for your free exclusive access to receive a personal link to the event. And why celebrate alone when you can gather some friends for a watch party!

We also invite you to check out our sponsorship opportunities offering a cross-Canada reach. And donations in support of the KOBZAR Book Award, its related programming and our storytellers will also be greatly appreciated!

For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities, reserving tickets and more click on one of the buttons to the left.

We hope you can join us in a celebration of our storytellers!