10th annual Family Literacy Day gives families the chance to party with Robert Munsch and visit Great Wolf Lodge

    Deadline for entries December 14

    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - For the third year in a row, one lucky Canadian
family will win a visit from beloved Canadian children's author Robert Munsch
at their home on January 19, 2008. His visit will kick off the week leading up
to Family Literacy Day(R), January 27. A national program developed by ABC
CANADA Literacy Foundation to celebrate parents and children reading and
learning together, Family Literacy Day is observed by families, libraries and
literacy organizations across the country.
    2008 marks Family Literacy Day's 10th year, and in celebration of that
milestone the chosen family will also win a weekend visit, any time during
2008, to Great Wolf Lodge, the family resort located in Niagara Falls,
    Starting September 14, 2007, ABC CANADA will accept contest entries from
families anywhere in Canada who are planning Family Literacy Day (FLD)
parties. To enter, families submit an application form that they can download
from ABC CANADA's website www.abc-canada.org. Each contestant writes a short
description about how they plan to celebrate FLD and mails it to ABC CANADA.
Entries are judged on creativity and originality. Families are also asked to
name a public library or literacy organization of their choice that will also
receive a special visit from Mr. Munsch.
    To be considered, applications must be received by ABC CANADA by 5:00
p.m. EST on December 14, 2007.
    "I'm very excited about being part of this 10th anniversary of Family
Literacy Day," says Robert Munsch. "This event has grown terrifically and I
can't wait to again visit one of the thousands of families that celebrate
reading and learning together."
    To find Family Literacy Day tips, activities and Munsch at Home contest
details and rules visit www.abc-canada.org/fld. Family Literacy Day, now in
its 10th year, was created by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and is generously
supported by founding sponsor Honda Canada.

    ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is a national charity committed to
promoting adult and family literacy to the general public and to the private
sector. ABC CANADA's focus is on public awareness programs, providing
promotional support to local literacy groups, and conducting research to
further the development of a fully literate Canadian population. For more
information, visit www.abc-canada.org.

For further information:

For further information: Media, please contact: Jim Pollock, Director of
Communications, ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation, Tel.: (416) 218-0010, ext.
126, Cell: (416) 524-8267, jpollock@abc-canada.org

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