This year's virtual author event takes place on September 23 at 7:00pm on One Book One Community’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. "Like" OBOC on Facebook to keep informed of all One Book, One Community news.
For more information on One Book, One Community and to learn about the author events in September, visit oboc.ca
One Book, One Community is celebrating its 20th year! The longest running community reading program in Canada, “OBOC”, as it is fondly referred to, celebrates books and writings of Canadian authors. Through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book, OBOC has helped create a special sense of community in the Region over its 20-year span.
Featuring stories from Canadians of all walks of life, Extraordinary Canadians is a perfect feel good love letter to our country and its people. The personal stories included, highlight voices of advocates, immigrants, medical professionals, religious leaders, and many more inspiring Canadians. Different stories will resonate with different readers. Combined, the stories will inspire a strong sense of pride for the land we call home and our fellow Canadians.
Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada’s most respected journalists. He is the former chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, CBC’s flagship nightly newscast where he worked for thirty years reporting on national and international news stories. He is also the former host of Mansbridge One on One, where he interviewed world leaders, music legends, and sports heroes.
Mark Bulgutch is a journalist, educator, speaker, and the author of That’s Why I’m a Journalist and That’s Why I’m a Doctor. He worked for CBC for forty years, eleven as the senior editor of The National and another ten as senior executive producer of all live news specials. He has taught at the Ryerson University School of Journalism for almost thirty-five years.