SBA's current Executive Director, Courtney Bates-Hardy, has resigned and is moving to an exciting new opportunity at Regina Public Library as their new Event Coordinator!
Courtney has been with the SBA for a little over four years, and through her leadership and work with the board and our community partners, has done outstanding work in promoting the Saskatchewan Book Awards' mission to:
"recognize, celebrate and reward the excellence of Saskatchewan authors and publishers, building greater awareness and appreciation of Saskatchewan books, and increasing reader engagement".
The SBA Board of Directors met on July 17, 2019 and has developed a transition plan until such time we can hire a new Executive Director. As SBA's Chairperson, I, along with the support of board members, will be taking on the administrative duties until the Executive Director's position is filled, hopefully by the end of September. We will be posting the position on our website next week.
Please note the following summer office hours:
- OPEN half days in the afternoon Monday to Friday from July 23 to August 30 (1 pm to 4 pm).
- CLOSED August 1 to 11 inclusive for vacation leave; responses to all inquiries will be made August 12th - 16th.
Finally, on behalf of the board may I extend my congratulations to Courtney and a huge thank-you for all her time, commitment, and excellence in the way in which she represented SBA and carried out her position duties. It has been a pleasure to work with her and though we will miss her dearly, I know she has a promising future and will be valued wherever her career takes her.
Cheers and happy summer days ahead!
Donna Woloshyn, Chairperson
Saskatchewan Book Awards