Wednesday, May 4, 2016
FIRST BOOK CANADA
We are proud to support our trusted partners at First Book Canada.
First Book provides new books and educational resources to schools and community-based programs serving children from low-income families.
Since 2009, the charity has distributed over 4,500,000 new books to children in need across the country. The need is great: literacy is critical in determining whether a child will graduate, the trajectory of their working life – and even their health. In some of Canada’s most underfunded, communities, there is only one book for every 100 children.
2016 READERS COMING SOON
Michael MacMillan, Executive Board Chairman, Get Lit;
CEO, Blue Ant Media;
Co-Founder and Chairman, Samara
Roberto Martella, Owner, Grano restaurant; Host, Salon Speakers Series
Rick Blickstead, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association
Lisa Lyons, President, Kids Can Press, a Corus Entertainment company.
Keith Harradence, Advisory Board Chairman, Get Lit;
President, Planeta Earth Sciences
Chris McLellan, Head of Launch Marketing, VarageSale
Jeff Harris, Photographer, Artist
Maggie Screaton, Wordsmith
Sarah Kidd, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Romina Tina Fontana, Founder & Creative Director
Kelsey Rodricks & Sarah Bugeja,
Bob Ramsay, Reader Relations
Stephanie Holland, Treasurer
Celine DuPuis, Morgan Watkins, Sponsorship
Jillian Pyper, Event Planning
Emmeline Molnar, Social Media
Emma Walshe, Graphic Design