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Wilfrid Laurier University Development
December 6, 2016
Canadian Excellence



Bid to win literary immortality

Joseph Boyden fundraising e-auction

Mar 6/12

Bid to win literary immortality!

And help raise money for an Aboriginal student award at Laurier.

Laurier is pleased to welcome 2011-2012 writer-in-residence Joseph Boyden to its Waterloo campus this week. A remarkable award-winning storyteller, who is also well-known and well-respected for his commitment to and ongoing support of Aboriginal teens, Boyden was warmly received at Laurier’s Brantford campus in November 2011 and is now visiting Laurier’s Waterloo campus from March 6th to the 8th.

In honour of his visit, Boyden has generously donated a once-in-a-lifetime literary opportunity. Up for auction, as of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6th, is the chance to name a character (after yourself or a loved one) in an upcoming Joseph Boyden novel.

To enter your bid, visit #220966527097 at

This fundraising e-auction will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and is being held in support of the Blanche Boyden Aboriginal Student Award.

Joseph Boyden, the award-winning author of Through Black Spruce and Three Day Road, will deliver a public lecture March 8. His lecture, titled “Write From Wrong: Giving Voice To A People,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, and will focus on reimagining the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

For more information, please contact:
Gail Roth, Associate Director
Library & Student Affairs
Development & Alumni Relations
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3714 or

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