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Media Advisory/ Photo Opportunity - Award-winning author and illustrator share their Gifts with grade one students at Vancouver Art Gallery
VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Award-winning author Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrator/plasticine artist Barbara Reid join grade one students from David Livingstone School to read Gifts, a book that explores a young girl and her grandmother's shared imagination for travel souvenirs.
Over 500,000 copies of Bogart and Reid's book were distributed this month to grade one students across Canada in the 12th year of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway. The program, a joint initiative between TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC), is the largest free book distribution program to school-aged children in Canada with nearly 5 million books provided to date.
Passionate about inspiring curiosity and literacy in Canada's youth, Bogart and Reid, are on their fourth stop in their reading tour across Canada.
|What:||TD Grade One Book Giveaway Event|
|Where:||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|750 Hornby Street|
|When:||Monday, October 17, 2011|
|10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.|
|Who:||Jo Ellen Bogart, Author of Gifts|
|Barbara Reid, Illustrator of Gifts|
|Grade One Students from David Livingstone School|
|Leah Iverson, Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group|
Photo opportunities are available during the reading and media interviews will follow.
For further information, visit the TD Grade One Book Giveaway website at http://www.bookcentre.ca/bookgiveaway2011.
To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact:
| Natalia Williams |
| Megan Hooper |
TD Bank Group
| Jeff Meerman |
TD Bank Group
604 654 0324 (office)
604 365 5341 (mobile)
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