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2015-04-21 - City Partners with Boys and Girls Club for Reading Town Canada Event

The City of Charlottetown and Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown have partnered to offer a fun and engaging literary event as part of the National Reading Campaign’s Reading Town Canada project.

The week-long celebration from May 2 to May 9 will include a variety of events that celebrate reading.

The City’s event with the Boys and Girls Club is called "Spring Into A Book". It’s open to children of all ages and their parents and will be held at 35 St. Peters Road on Friday, May 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will see, hear and read books written by local authors. Highlighting the afternoon event will be a performance by "The Music Man" Michael Pendergast, along with a meet and greet and story time with City police, fire fighters and local councillors.

"The PEI Literacy Alliance and Confederation Centre Public Library are to be commended for their efforts to transform Charlottetown into a ‘Reading Town Canada’ location," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We’re thrilled to be a part of this initiative and to host an event with the Boys and Girls Club. There are a lot of fantastic activities scheduled and we hope the public will check out the full list of events for the week and also join us on May 8 for some stories, music and fun."

The National Reading Campaign launched Reading Town Canada in 2014 to demonstrate an exemplary model of what a reading Canada looks like. For one week, the chosen host city or town weaves reading into every aspect of daily life through a series of events. This year, Charlottetown and Calgary, Alberta are the host cities.

"Charlottetown’s long cultural tradition and unique community spirit make it the perfect location for a celebration of reading in Reading Town Canada Week," said James Roy of the Reading Town Canada project.

"We are very excited to be chosen to partner with the City of Charlottetown to bring a reading event to children," said Krista Shaw, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown. "Reading expands and enhances children’s creativity and we are huge literacy advocates at our Club. We have a daily reading component in our programming and this aligns perfectly."

For more information on Reading Town Canada, visit: www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca/reading-town/

To view the complete list of literacy events, visit: www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca/reading-town-events/

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Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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