Wednesday, May 4, 2016
FIRST BOOK CANADA
Why does Get Lit support First Book Canada?
Because the majority of low-income families in this country
do not have a single book to share with their children.
First Book Canada is working hard to change that. It puts new books
into the hands of children who need them most by providing them free to schools
and community-based programs serving families in need.
And the need is great: literacy is critical in determining whether a child will finish school, the work they do and even their health. In some of Canada’s most underfunded communities, there is only one book for every 100 children.
Since 2009, First Book Canada has distributed over 4,500,000 new books across the country. Get Lit looks forward to seeing that number grow.
2016 READERS COMING SOON
Michael MacMillan, Chair, Get Lit Executive Board;
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
Nicole Winstanley, President and Publisher, Penguin Canada
Chris McLellan, Head of Launch Marketing, VarageSale
Maggie Screaton, Wordsmith
Jeff Harris, Photographer, Artist
Sarah Kidd, Marketing 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