Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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Toronto students celebrate reading alongside KPMG volunteers

TORONTO, Ontario (April 2, 2018) – On March 29th, First Book Canada, KPMG, and children’s author Andrew Larsen brought the magic of reading to Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School. Market Lane Public School is a relatively new school in the St. Lawrence Community, a mixed social and economic… Read More
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Local author brings new “Buddy” to Winnipeg elementary school

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (March 22, 2018) – On March 21st, children’s author Maureen Fergus brought a new friend to share the magic of reading with grade 1 and 2 students at Lord Selkirk Elementary School. Fergus read Buddy and Earl Go to School to the students, and volunteers did Buddy and Earl… Read More
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Award-winning authors mentor Saskatoon high school students

First Book Canada and RBC bring Yann Martel and Alice Kuipers to Saskatoon High School in SPEAK UP! Mentorship Program SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (March 14, 2018) – On Thursday, March 8th, award-winning authors Yann Martel and Alice Kuipers visited Bedford Road Collegiate as part of a high school mentorship program initiated… Read More
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First Book Canada and Paul Harbridge bring magic of reading to Maple school

Maple students “discover” the magic of reading with local children’s author TORONTO, Ontario (March 6, 2018) – On March 2nd, First Book Canada and children’s author Paul Harbridge brought the magic of reading to grade 2 students at Discovery Public School. The Reading Celebration included a presentation from Paul Harbridge,… Read More
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First Book Canada and Vikki Vansickle spread magic of reading at Toronto school

Toronto students celebrate reading and journey into mythical creature care with First Book Canada acclaimed children’s author Vikki VanSickle TORONTO, Ontario (Jan. 29, 2018) – On January 23rd, First Book Canada and children’s author Vikki VanSickle brought the magic of reading to Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School in… Read More
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First Book Canada Distributes Over 1.5 Million Books in 2017

First Book Canada finishes successful year with donation of 5,000 books at Ontario Public Servants Holiday Toy and Book Drive and sets a new record TORONTO, Ontario (Dec. 15, 2017) – First Book Canada and members of the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Division donated 5,000 books to children in Ontario… Read More
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First Book Canada and RBC Initiate “Speak Up!” Mentorship Program

Neil Pasricha speaks on wellness, future success, and financial literacy to Toronto high school students TORONTO, Ontario (Dec. 18, 2017) – On Friday December 15th, New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha visited C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute to mark the beginning of the “Speak Up!” mentorship program that will include grade… Read More