/R E P E A T -- Your Family Could Spend a Day With Robert Munsch/

    Fourth Annual Munsch at Home Contest Accepting Entries

    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Enter the fourth annual Munsch at Home contest
for your family's chance to win a visit from Robert Munsch. Canadian families
are invited to submit their event ideas and compete to have Munsch attend
their Family Literacy Day(R) celebration.
    ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation encourages families from across the
country to come up with fun learning activities that promote learning in their
homes. The most interesting and creative Family Literacy Day event is selected
to host a party for Robert Munsch, their friends and family. The beloved
children's writer and storyteller will attend their party on January 17, 2009
and participate in a public reading at the local public library.
    "This is the fourth year of the Munsch at Home contest and each year I
get more impressed by the creative learning activities that Canadian families
invent to promote learning in their homes," says Robert Munsch. "Family
Literacy Day is one day but through this contest I get to meet families who
celebrate reading and learning together every day."
    The visit from Munsch is part of national celebrations to encourage
Canadians to participate in Family Literacy Day on January 27 and to spend at
least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day. Family Literacy Day
is a national program developed by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Honda
Canada to celebrate parents and children reading and learning together.
Thousands of Canadians across the country participate in this initiative with
their families, at libraries and at literacy organizations every year.

    Starting September 12, 2008, 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 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 12, 2008.

    To find Family Literacy Day tips, activities and Munsch at Home contest
details and rules visit www.abc-canada.org/fld.

For further information:

For further information: Ashley Tilley, Communications Co-ordinator, ABC
CANADA Literacy Foundation, Tel.: (416) 218-0010, ext. 127,

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