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Media Advisory/ Photo Opportunity - Award-winning author and illustrator share their Gifts with grade one students at Calgary Public Library's Country Hills Branch
CALGARY, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Award-winning author Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrator/plasticine artist Barbara Reid join grade one students from Coventry Hills 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 fifth stop in their reading tour across Canada.
|What:||TD Grade One Book Giveaway Event|
Calgary Public Library - Country Hills Branch
11950 Country Village Link NE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Jo Ellen Bogart, Author of Gifts
Barbara Reid, Illustrator of Gifts
Grade One Students from Coventry Hills School
Ellen Dungen, 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
| Lynzey MacRae |
TD Bank Group
403 294 3328 (office)
403 835 8273 (mobile)
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