Author Archives: Calyssa Erb

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Canadian Entrepreneur Mentors Hamilton High School Students

HAMILTON, Ontario (May 9, 2018) – On Tuesday May 8th, Canadian businessman and entrepreneur Anthony Lacavera visited Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School as part of the widely successful Speak Up! high school mentorship program initiated by RBC Foundation and First Book Canada. Over 100 grade 12 students received advice from… Read More
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Raptors 905 Player Mentors Toronto Youth

TORONTO, Ontario (May 4, 2018) – On Friday, April 27th, Raptors 905 player Kaza Kajami-Keane spoke with 70 youth from Toronto Community Housing’s Midnight Madness Basketball program about the challenges and successes he’s experienced in his basketball career and on his path to the Raptors 905 team and Team Canada. Read More
Focus on First Book Canada

Grand Chief to Share Celebrated Novel ‘Indian Horse’ at Literacy Fundraiser

This press release first appeared on Nishnawbe Aski Nation, April 25, 2018. GRAND CHIEF TO SHARE CELEBRATED NOVEL ‘INDIAN HORSE’ AT LITERACY FUNDRAISER THUNDER BAY, ON (April 25, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will read from the acclaimed novel Indian Horse as one of six readers at this year’s… Read More
Focus on First Book Canada

New pop-up bookshop for children knocking down barriers to reading

This post first appeared on CBC New Brunswick, April 17, 2018. A national non-profit that works with publishers to donate books for kids is setting up shop in Saint John A Kennebecasis Valley High School student helps prepare for the pop-up bookshop in Saint John, which opened Tuesday. (Brian… Read More
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High School Students Deepen Understanding of Reconciliation

(The following Press Release was written in collaboration with Sutton District High School students.) Sutton high school students uncover Canadian history with Chanie Wenjack’s story in The Secret Path SUTTON, Ontario (April 16, 2018) – On March 21st, approximately 100 students at Sutton District High School (SDHS) gathered to watch the… Read More
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Toronto students celebrate reading alongside KPMG volunteers

TORONTO, Ontario (April 2, 2018) – On March 29th, First Book Canada, KPMG, and children’s author Andrew Larsen brought the magic of reading to Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School. Market Lane Public School is a relatively new school in the St. Lawrence Community, a mixed social and economic… Read More
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Local author brings new “Buddy” to Winnipeg elementary school

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (March 22, 2018) – On March 21st, children’s author Maureen Fergus brought a new friend to share the magic of reading with grade 1 and 2 students at Lord Selkirk Elementary School. Fergus read Buddy and Earl Go to School to the students, and volunteers did Buddy and Earl… Read More
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Award-winning authors mentor Saskatoon high school students

First Book Canada and RBC bring Yann Martel and Alice Kuipers to Saskatoon High School in SPEAK UP! Mentorship Program SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (March 14, 2018) – On Thursday, March 8th, award-winning authors Yann Martel and Alice Kuipers visited Bedford Road Collegiate as part of a high school mentorship program initiated… Read More
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First Book Canada and Paul Harbridge bring magic of reading to Maple school

Maple students “discover” the magic of reading with local children’s author TORONTO, Ontario (March 6, 2018) – On March 2nd, First Book Canada and children’s author Paul Harbridge brought the magic of reading to grade 2 students at Discovery Public School. The Reading Celebration included a presentation from Paul Harbridge,… Read More