Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Indigo Love of Reading Foundation to Grant 1.5 Million to High Needs Elementary Schools



    
    - 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
recipients.
    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)

    Photo/Interview Opps:

    -   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
        schools

    -   Celebrate with a performance by singer Jen Gould, 2008 JUNO Award-
        winner for Children's Album of the Year
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Natalie Little, (416) 847-1318,
natalie.little@mslworldwide.com; Veronica Langvee, (416) 847-1323,
veronica.langvee@mslworldwide.com


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