- Join students and teachers to celebrate Toronto schools' literacy
growth and success -
TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Celebrate literacy milestones with stories of
hope and success. Two Toronto-area schools will recount their experiences of
dramatic literacy gains as current and former Indigo Love of Reading grant
On May 11th, a new round of schools from across Canada will be selected
to benefit from a portion of the 2009 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation grant
worth $1.5 million. Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music
Inc. will make live calls to this year's grant recipients, including
elementary schools from Toronto and as far east as Sheet Harbour, NS, to New
Denver, BC, in the west.
WHAT: Celebration with past and present grant recipients from the
Toronto-area to welcome the 20 new schools across Canada
selected to receive literacy funding for from the Indigo Love
of Reading Foundation grant program
WHO: Heather Reisman, Founder and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Current and graduating schools of the Indigo Love of Reading
Foundation grant program
Singer Jen Gould, 2008 JUNO Award-winner for Children's Album
of the Year
WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2009
10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
- Welcome Remarks - 10:35 a.m.
- First Grant Recipient Phone Call - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 468 King Street West, Toronto
Salon - 6th Floor (Please check-in at reception on 5th Floor)
- Listen live to the reactions of this year's grant recipients as
Heather Reisman, CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc., makes the first
calls to awaiting schools
- Talk with students who have been involved in the Indigo Love of
Reading Foundation program to find out their first-hand accounts of
how it has impacted their school experience
- Meet the teachers from past grant recipient schools to hear stories
of student successes and how reading levels have increased in their
- Celebrate with a performance by singer Jen Gould, 2008 JUNO Award-
winner for Children's Album of the Year
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