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Local Books Promote Local Knowledge

March 11, 2022

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Congratulating the Jeanne Clarke Local History Award nominees

Our friends at the Prince George Public Library are about to hand out some prestigious hardware. The Jeanne Clarke Local History Awards are bestowed to authors who write books spotlighting topics and themes directly out of this region. Our community is their muse. 

We at School District 57 congratulate this year's nominees and encourage readers to pick up each of these page-turners. These awards open the doors to local learning and encourage literacy and creativity. Our applause goes to all the finalists:

A Mountain of Change, 1960-2020: Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers, BC by Lynn MacNeil, Jeannette Malkow, Connie Scott, Debi Lyn Smith.

Wagon Road North: the Saga of the Cariboo Gold Rush by Art Downs

British Columbia in Flames: Stories From a Blazing Summer by Claudia Cornwall

Aggie and Mudgy: the Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children by Wendy Proverbs

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott

Murders on the Skeena: True Crime In the Old Canadian West, 1884-1914 by Geoff Mynett

The winner will be announced March 13 at 6pm on CKPG-TV. There will be a YouTube simulcast of the ceremony and the show will be rebroadcast on CKPG on March 14 at 7pm. We will be watching and excited to see which book gets picked! All the nominees are worthy of a good read.


Jeanne Clarke was a leading advocate for local history and the public library, and the daughter of South Fort George school teacher Susan E. McLaughlin.

More information on these books and the awards can be found here: 2022 Jeanne Clarke Award Finalists | PGPL  

School District No. 57

2100 Ferry Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 4R5 Phone: (250) 561-6800 |Phone: 1-800-256-7857 |Fax: (250) 561-6801 | Email: monitors@sd57.bc.ca The School District No. 57 Corporate Administrative Office is open to the public for in-person services. We continue to observe COVID-19 pandemic public health protocols, so please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer upon your arrival. Contact the Central Administrative Office by phone at 250-561-6800, or by email at monitors@sd57.bc.ca with any questions you may have. We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.