One Book, One Community

What is One Book, One Community?

One Book, One Community (OBOC) is an event in Athabasca designed to encourage people to all read the same book and then come together to discuss it and participate in a program of related events. One Book, One Community-Athabasca supports reading, celebrates books and writing, promotes Canadian authors, and builds a sense of community through the shared experience of reading. OBOC is run by the One Book, One Community Committee is which consists of local book club members, library staff, and members of community betterment groups.


About The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour Our 2022 Pick

The hilarious story of an unlikely group of Indigenous dancers who find themselves thrown together on a performance tour of Europe.

The Tour is all prepared. The Prairie Chicken dance troupe is all set for a fifteen-day trek through Europe, performing at festivals and cultural events. But then the performers all come down with the flu. And John Greyeyes, a retired cowboy who hasn’t danced in fifteen years, finds himself abruptly thrust into the position of leading a hastily-assembled group of replacement dancers.

About Dawn Dumont

Dawn Dumont is from the Okanese Cree Nation, located in southern Saskatchewan. She is the award-winning writer of Nobody Cries at Bingo, Rose's Run, and Glass Beads. Dawn is a keynote speaker, comedian, and humorist for Eaglefeather News and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Upcoming Events

- Dance Performance

- Blanket Exercise

- Book Discussion

- Trivia Night

- Art Exhibit

- Cree Language Introduction

- Book Readings

- ...and many more!

Events are planned for September-November. Keep up with us on Facebook or through this website for the announcement of dates and times!

One Book, One Community Committee Interest