Adopt a School

Story Contest

“Heart” your favourite story to help a school win big!*

The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books.

Choose wisely because you only get one chance to “Heart” a story!

*To learn more, see the Full Contest Rules and Program Overview

Alberta

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Colette Chamulka
Colette Chamulka
Notre Dame School Notre Dame School
Leduc, AB Leduc, AB

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me because it allows my mind to wonder to the places unknown. I have been to the moon and back, swam with dolphins, been stranded on a deserted island, and lived through ...

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Holly Borle
Holly Borle
St. Benedict School St. Benedict School
Leduc, AB Leduc, AB

What are the three books every school library should ...

As a kindergarten teacher, there is nothing that is more refreshing than seeing a bunch of children consumed by the stories that they hear. It takes a special book to have everyone's attention, ...

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3rd
Mike Soon
Mike Soon
Windsong Heights School Windsong Heights School
Airdrie, AB Airdrie, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

New school, new adventure. Support of school not only encourages young minds to read but also to explore the many opportunities awaiting them. Our support of the school not only shows our love ...

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4th
Amanda Hollander
Amanda Hollander
Nose Creek Elementary School Nose Creek Elementary...
Airdrie, AB Airdrie, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

My son began attending Nose Creek Elementary school last year as a kindergarten student. I was very impressed that such a large focus at Nose Creek is not only learning to read, but loving to ...

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5th
Naomi Sorensen
Naomi Sorensen
Glenbrook School Glenbrook School
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mom would read me poems from her hand written poem book. Anytime she heard or saw a poem she loved, she would write it down and in the end she had a full book of them. She would read them to ...

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6th
Maryann Cygan
Maryann Cygan
Warburg School Warburg School
WARBURG, AB WARBURG, AB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

I grew up on a farm and was the youngest in my family and the only girl. Life was always busy on the farm for my family but there was down time as well. I attended Warburg School and grew to love ...

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7th
Rebecca Lowe
Rebecca Lowe
Father Leduc Catholic School Father Leduc Catholic...
Leduc, AB Leduc, AB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

My childhood is punctuated with great children's books...so many that there is almost too many to name. I dearly remember the town library where we grew up - what a treat it was to go there to ...

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8th
Bianca Mastromatteo
Bianca Mastromatteo
Escuela Robert Warren School Escuela Robert Warren...
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Why is reading important to you?

I read for many reasons: to gather information, to find inspiration for a project, to be entertained. When I'm sad, I grab the next book in a series I know well and lose myself in a familiar ...

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9th
Anjli Acharya
Anjli Acharya
Nellie McClung School Nellie McClung School
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

A book...a REAL book...is magic. Our schools books are falling apart from the many hands and hearts they have travelled. As a parent (and as a kid) I have always felt something special holding a ...

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British Columbia

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John Corbett
John Corbett
McCammon Traditional Elementary McCammon Traditional...
Chilliwack, BC Chilliwack, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

There are many children's books that have impacted my life over the last 60 years but none like Theodore Taylor's, The CAY. As a beginning Grade 6 teacher I was taken to a dusty book room and ...

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Tammy Ellis
Tammy Ellis
Westwood Elementary Westwood Elementary
Port Coquitlam, BC Port Coquitlam, BC

Why is reading important to you?

As a Mom reading is important to me to set an example for my children. Since they were born I have read to my children. As a result, books have been a part of their every day life and a love and ...

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Kathy Scheck
Kathy Scheck
Robert Ogilvie Elementary School Robert Ogilvie...
Fort St. John, BC Fort St. John, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The story that has had the biggest impact on my life is the story "I'll Love You Forever!" By Robert Munsch. When my children lost their dad 11 years ago, we used the words from this book in his ...

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4th
Jennifer Boyle
Jennifer Boyle
Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST Elementary) Bert Edwards Science...
Kamloops, BC Kamloops, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

As a small child I was fortunate to be the firstborn, first grandchild on both sides of the family, and first niece of thirteen aunts and uncles. I was extremely lucky to have so many loving ...

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5th
Monique Jessey
Monique Jessey
Coal Tyee Elementary Coal Tyee Elementary
Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mom is submitting my story for me: When I turned 8 years old last year my Grandma gave me Roald Dahl collection with 15 books. I thought it was kind of a boring gift at first. Then my mom ...

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6th
Pamela McLeod
Pamela McLeod
Sherwood Park Elementary School Sherwood Park...
North Vancouver, BC North Vancouver, BC

Why is reading important to you?

“If your budget is so limited, why would you need multiple copies of the same book?” This is a question I am often asked when people see duplicates on the school library shelves. Well, there ...

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7th
Annick Rahkola (Ecole Entre Lacs, Penticton, BC)
Annick Rahkola (Ecole ...
Ecole Entre-lacs Ecole Entre-lacs
Penticton, BC Penticton, BC

Why is reading important to you?

A book is an adventure when your life needs one, it's a paradise to get lost in when the days are cold and gray, it's a mystery to get your mind running and searching when all you want is to ...

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8th
Liv Fredricksen
Liv Fredricksen
Victoria West Elementary Victoria West Elementary
Victoria, BC Victoria, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle is, as I tell anyone who asks (and many who don't), the best book ever. It is a book of hope and empowerment. It opened my eyes, at a young age, and ...

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9th
Stephanie Cave
Stephanie Cave
John Stubbs Memorial School John Stubbs Memorial...
Victoria, BC Victoria, BC

Why is reading important to you?

As a Teacher-Librarian, and a book worm myself, I understand the importance of reading, especially for children. Evidently, it is a skill that we need to function in society, however, it is also ...

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Manitoba

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Ellana Armstrong
Ellana Armstrong
École O'Kelly School École O'Kelly School
Brandon, Shilo, MB Brandon, Shilo, MB

Why is reading important to you?

I remember wondering as a child why my grandmother needed others to read and write for her. I would not be able to fathom the concept of illiteracy for quite some time. Parents who understand ...

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Kelly Corkish Makkituq
Kelly Corkish Makkituq
Riverview School Riverview School
Brandon, MB Brandon, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Riverview School because it has been home to me since September of 2009. The students deserve to have books that are fresh and new. This year part of my role is teacher librarian, ...

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Julie
Julie
Parc La Salle School Parc La Salle School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My love of reading began at my home, school and community. I was fortunate to always have books at my fingertips and devoured any book I could get my hands on. Whether it was from the library at ...

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4th
Rebecca Decter
Rebecca Decter
Machray Machray
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

What are the three books every school library should ...

Every school should have Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes and Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac. These are books my own children loved, read and ...

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5th
Erin Peters Anderson
Erin Peters Anderson
Glenwood School Glenwood School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

Glenwood school is a small school with a big heart!! It is the hub of the beautiful Glenwood community in Old St Vital. We truly are a family and community. I am so excited for this wonderful ...

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6th
K Kendrick (Walter Whyte School, MB)
K Kendrick (Walter Why...
Walter Whyte School Walter Whyte School
Grand Marais, MB Grand Marais, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I come from a reading family. My parents were both avid readers. I remember always going to the library for books. It just opens up a new and exciting world. I have also passed on the love of ...

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7th
Kayla Trapp
Kayla Trapp
Brooklands School Brooklands School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me because it allows my imagination to run wild. Reading adventure books makes you feel like you are actually there and you can get lost in the words that you are reading. ...

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New Brunswick

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Heidi Billington
Heidi Billington
Kingsclear Consolidated School Kingsclear...
Fredericton, NB Fredericton, NB

Why is reading important to you?

Lost in the pages of a musty old book- fingers caressing rich, coarse papyrus, or relishing the fresh scent of silky paper yet unturned- I've often found myself. It began before I can ...

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Norma Robichaud
Norma Robichaud
Nashwaaksis Memorial School Nashwaaksis Memorial...
Fredericton, NB Fredericton, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Naswaaksis Memorial because it is a amazing school. It is a long and great history for me and my kids . I went there my self all through out my elementary years , I have very fond ...

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3rd
Kelsey LeClair
Kelsey LeClair
L. E. Reinsborough School L. E. Reinsborough School
Dalhousie, NB Dalhousie, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

As a past student of LER, I loved my time at the school. One of my favourite things to do was to discover new books in the library. That helped shape my love of reading, which I still enjoy very ...

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4th
Chris brillant
Chris brillant
Prince Charles School Prince Charles School
Saint John, NB Saint John, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I guess I would have to say it was my family who helped me fall in love with reading. We visited the library every other week and each of us always came home with a stack of books. One of my ...

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5th
Paula Smith
Paula Smith
Vincent Massey Elementary Vincent Massey Elementary
St Andrews, NB St Andrews, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

VMES is a small school in a coastal community. When you walk through the doors of the school you are greeted by happy children, parents and staff. There is a sense of belonging at this school, ...

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6th
Mr. Christoph Becker
Mr. Christoph Becker
Port Elgin Regional School Port Elgin Regional...
Port Elgin, NB Port Elgin, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

All our young students here at school continually help me love and appreciate reading books each and every day. As our school librarian, I witness daily the joy and excitement that books ...

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Annette King
Annette King
St. Edward's School St. Edward's School
Kelligrews, NL Kelligrews, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting St. Edward's school because our students love to read. The school’s makes a commitment every year to ensure that all students have a book to read each week. St. Edward’s ...

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2nd
Carla McIsaac
Carla McIsaac
Mary Queen of the World Mary Queen of the World
Mount pearl, NL Mount pearl, NL

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The children's book that had the biggest impact on me was The Polar Express. I remember it very clearly, I was completing my last term in education and I was completing 6 courses to ensure I ...

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3rd
Jennifer Ezekiel
Jennifer Ezekiel
St. Peter's Academy St. Peter's Academy
Westport, NL Westport, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

St. Peter's Academy will always hold a special place in my heart. I spent six years teaching at this school and have witnessed the Indigo Adopt a School initiative place new books in the hands of ...

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Nova Scotia

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Jill Conrad-tracey
Jill Conrad-tracey
L.E. Shaw Elementary School L.E. Shaw Elementary...
Avonport, NS Avonport, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is a way for me to shift my focus to another character's life. I have enjoyed so many adventures and places around the world, through the books that I have read...whether it is in a PEI ...

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2nd
Crystal Collins
Crystal Collins
A. J. Smeltzer A. J. Smeltzer
Lower Sackville, NS Lower Sackville, NS

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

When my son was in primary, his teacher and the class planned a Mothers Day tea party for us all. When we arrived at the school, the children would take their mothers/grandmothers (whoever could ...

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3rd
Crystal Clark-Ferdinand
Crystal Clark-Ferdinand
Parrsboro Regional Elementary School Parrsboro Regional...
Parrsboro, NS Parrsboro, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

My older children have attended this school. Currently I have 1 child attending PRES. Our school has some amazing teachers. Remember back to your own school years, we all seemed to have had that ...

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4th
Lydia MacIsaac
Lydia MacIsaac
Hammonds Plains Consolidated School Hammonds Plains...
Hammonds Plains, NS Hammonds Plains, NS

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I remember being a young girl and my mother buying me the "Little House on the Prairies" 5 book box set. I have the fondest memories of curling up with those books. She instilled a love for ...

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5th
Erica Smith
Erica Smith
Sycamore Lane Elementary School Sycamore Lane...
Lower Sackville, NS Lower Sackville, NS

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I fell in love with reading at my local library. Every Saturday morning my parents would take my siblings and I to the local public library. There I would find myself in a corner of the library ...

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6th
Jennifer Field
Jennifer Field
E.B. Chandler Jr. High E.B. Chandler Jr. High
Amherst, NS Amherst, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is one of the gateways to learning. Students exposed to books, literature, new ideas, debate, and facts are better able to process information and think CRITICALLY throughout their life ...

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7th
Roxanne MacMillan
Roxanne MacMillan
Hillside Park Elementary Hillside Park Elementary
Lower Sackville, NS Lower Sackville, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

Last year, a boy in grade 3 came up to the library desk with the N-O volume of a 20 year old encyclopedia. "Can I borrow this?", he asked. I hesitated. Knowing that I had only kept the ...

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8th
Karen Erskine
Karen Erskine
Dutch Settlement Elementary School Dutch Settlement...
Dutch Settlement, NS Dutch Settlement, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting this school as it is the one I attended when I was growing up. My children have also gone to this school and it has always been an important part of the community. The staff at ...

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9th
Heather C-Mattie
Heather C-Mattie
East PIctou/FH MacDonald East PIctou/FH MacDonald
Thorburn,, NS Thorburn,, NS

Why is reading important to you?

As an elementary student, I struggled to read, it was discovered that I had a hearing problem, therefore it was difficult to pronounce words. With this issue, unfortunately I turned my back on ...

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Ontario

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Cynthiya Selvanathan
Cynthiya Selvanathan
Ashton Meadows Public School Ashton Meadows Public...
Markham, ON Markham, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

Welcome to Ashton Meadows Public School! Our school is located in Markham, Ontario. We have about 300 students in our school and we all love to read! At Ashton Meadows there are a lot of ...

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Sonia Goronovsky
Sonia Goronovsky
Tottenham Public School Tottenham Public School
Tottenham, ON Tottenham, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My grade 3 teacher, Mr. Blair, helped me fall in love with reading. Up to that point, I was a confident reader, but hadn't really gotten hooked on reading for pleasure. Mr. Blair ignited my ...

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3rd
Cristal Laberee
Cristal Laberee
Earnscliffe Senior Public School Earnscliffe Senior...
Brampton, ON Brampton, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I am a mother of a very special young lady who has loved books since the time her little hands could grab hold of them and her cute little fingers could flip the pages. My daughter loves books. ...

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4th
Kaitlin seath
Kaitlin seath
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Our Lady of Mount...
Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

There are many people who helped me fall in love with reading but I think the most influential was my mom :) She read us books every night before bed. She used voices and sang, and made sure ...

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5th
Pandora Fox
Pandora Fox
Monsignor Morrison Elementary School Monsignor Morrison...
St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Tsih si wtha rdeangi kloos lkei ot me. I am Dyslexic. And I could not read until I was 14. My learning disability went undiagnosed until I was in the 9th grade. I had an amazing English teacher ...

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6th
Kathy Whitley
Kathy Whitley
Hyde Park Public School Hyde Park Public School
Barrie, ON Barrie, ON

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

It was early in my primary school life that my mom read Anne of Green Gables to me every night as I lay tucked in my bed. She would change her voice every time a different character spoke. Anne ...

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7th
Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
St. Patrick Catholic School St. Patrick Catholic...
Guelph, ON Guelph, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mother is a retired teacher whose love for reading surrounded our family and her students. You would never see her without a book and she used to joke she bought her books by weight. She loves ...

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8th
Kerry MacKinnon
Kerry MacKinnon
Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf Sir James Whitney...
Belleville, ON Belleville, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

This school becomes a part of you. My mom worked here for thirty-ish years, and I ended up working here with her (turns out it was my destiny; who knew?) for a year and a half. We managed to ...

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9th
Eve Schifman
Eve Schifman
Lord Lansdowne P.S. Lord Lansdowne P.S.
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

What are the three books every school library should ...

Harry Potter because it is a classic enjoyed by all ages and was written by an amazingly inspirational author. I Am Jazz because it tackles a sensitive topic with dignity and beautiful ...

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Prince Edward Island

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Krystal Lynn Mills
Krystal Lynn Mills
Souris Regional School Souris Regional School
Souris, PE Souris, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, there lived a Mom, a Dad, and 4 wonderful children. They resided in a modest little home, close to the shore on the most beautiful and peaceful ...

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2nd
Brianna Robinson
Brianna Robinson
Mt. Stewart Consolidated Mt. Stewart Consolidated
Mt. Stewart, PE Mt. Stewart, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

Why am i supporting Mt. Stewart Consolidated school? This school is the place both my children go each day to play and learn. In the 4 years we have had children going to the school we have ...

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3rd
Susan Howarth
Susan Howarth
Glen Stewart Primary Glen Stewart Primary
Stratford, PE Stratford, PE

Why is reading important to you?

I learned to love reading at a very young age, simply for the pleasure of it. Being transported to a different time and place, and going on adventures from the comfort of my home was nothing ...

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4th
Tathnee O'Meara
Tathnee O'Meara
West Kent Elementary School West Kent Elementary...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting this school because it is my first permanent position and the staff has been warm and welcoming. My students are passionate about reading - I have trouble having them put their ...

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5th
Janet Doran
Janet Doran
Ellerslie Elementary Ellerslie Elementary
Ellerslie, PE Ellerslie, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Going to bed was never a fight for our family of 3 girls because we had the best daddy ever! Every night from the time we were just little, he would read to us. Mom would usually sit in her ...

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6th
Allison Giggey
Allison Giggey
Queen Charlotte Intermediate School Queen Charlotte...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

It is nearly impossible for me to identify one children's book that has had the greatest impact on my life. I have always been a reader; it has been one of my primary characteristics since I was ...

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7th
Betty MacDonald
Betty MacDonald
Montague Consolidated Montague Consolidated
Montague, PE Montague, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I have the pleasure of teaching at Montague Consolidated School. We have 430 students in our dual track school. Many of our families do not have the extra funds to purchase books for their ...

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Quebec

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Kimberly Landry Niles
Kimberly Landry Niles
Joliette Elementary School Joliette Elementary...
St-Charles-Borromee, QC St-Charles-Borromee, QC

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me because it allows me to escape the stresses of everyday life. When I read I forgot about all the problems or stresses I may be going through. I love how characters can ...

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2nd
Debbie Kolokythias
Debbie Kolokythias
Our Lady of Peace Elementary Our Lady of Peace...
Laval, QC Laval, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Our Lady of Peace elementary school because this school is amazing! The teachers and staff are wonderful and know each child by name. OLP is a small school with a huge heart! When ...

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3rd
Patricia Mercier
Patricia Mercier
Riverview Elementary Riverview Elementary
Verdun, QC Verdun, QC

Why is reading important to you?

I truly believe that reading is the key to the world. A book can allow us to travel, learn and experience life without ever leaving the room. Reading can be an exciting experience or a calming ...

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4th
Theresa Aguiar-Tawil
Theresa Aguiar-Tawil
St Mary's Elementary St Mary's Elementary
Longueuil, QC Longueuil, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

It is a school that has captured my heart and I'm proud for all that it has accomplished for its students. St Mary's Elementary is working hard to support our leaders of tomorrow, regardless ...

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5th
Karyne Etesonne
Karyne Etesonne
Rawdon Elementary School Rawdon Elementary School
Rawdon, QC Rawdon, QC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I used to hate reading as I was younger but my grandmother would come each night in my room and spent about an hour with me reading stories. That's the moment I fell in love with books because I ...

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6th
Roberto Alfonso
Roberto Alfonso
St. Paul St. Paul
Laval, QC Laval, QC

Why is reading important to you?

Reading a book is like being on a wonderful treasure hunt; you follow the map of words with pure anticipation, hoping that they will lead you to a golden treasure at the very end, only to ...

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7th
Elaine Champagne
Elaine Champagne
Verdun Elementary School Verdun Elementary School
Verdun, QC Verdun, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I grew up in a family that didn't have much money, living in the South-West area of Montreal but my parents valued books over a lot of things: fancy clothes, fancy shoes, expensive pastimes... I ...

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8th
Sandy Kouzelis
Sandy Kouzelis
Crestview Elementary School Crestview Elementary...
Laval, QC Laval, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

Crestview Elementary is an amazing school with an amazing staff. They have welcomed both my children with open arms and changed the way my son thinks of school and reading. He now loves to read ...

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9th
Stacey Comeau
Stacey Comeau
Terry Fox Terry Fox
Saint-Hubert, QC Saint-Hubert, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I love the small size of Terry Fox. When you visit Terry Fox you always feel apart of a family and you know the kids. My son loves this school and it has been very rewarding for him. They are ...

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Saskatchewan

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Cheryl Anderson
Cheryl Anderson
Confederation Park Community School Confederation Park...
Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon, SK

Why is reading important to you?

I have had the privilege of being the teacher-librarian at Confederation Park Community School for the past four years. I fell in love with our students and their passion for reading, and have ...

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2nd
Robyn Hunter
Robyn Hunter
Hillmond Central School Hillmond Central School
Lloydminster, SK Lloydminster, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was a young girl I had three people that supported me to help me love reading. Firstly, my grandmother was a former school teacher who took the time to read to me all sorts of stories. ...

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3rd
Loni Parks
Loni Parks
Columbia Elementary School Columbia Elementary...
Yorkton, SK Yorkton, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

As a parent of children whom attend Columbia School I could not be more happy with the teachers and school itself with their reading program and ways that they incorporate reading in the school. ...

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4th
Kirsten Downey
Kirsten Downey
St. Agnes School St. Agnes School
Moose Jaw, SK Moose Jaw, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

The right book, in the hands of the right child can be life-long transformation. This becomes particularly true for children of diverse backgrounds. Such is the case at St. Agnes which has ...

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5th
Jolene Shepherd
Jolene Shepherd
Dr. Brass Elementary Dr. Brass Elementary
Yorkton, SK Yorkton, SK

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The biggest impact in my childhood reading probably came from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I already loved fantasy, having read The Chronicles of Narnia at age 7 or 8. In grade 6, our ...

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6th
Jessica Iron Joseph
Jessica Iron Joseph
Canoe Lake Miksiw School Canoe Lake Miksiw School
Canoe Narrows, SK Canoe Narrows, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

I'm one of the volunteer librarians at our school, so over the years I've gotten to really know our books. They are old, outdated and most were originally discarded from other libraries, finding ...

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7th
Chantelle Rouault
Chantelle Rouault
Ecole St. Margaret's Ecole St. Margaret's
Moose Jaw, SK Moose Jaw, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mother, the teacher, filled our home with books. We moved many times while I was growing up, and carted boxes and boxes of books with us to each new house. A bookshelf of boards and bricks ...

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8th
Susan Delmaire
Susan Delmaire
Redvers School Redvers School
Redvers, SK Redvers, SK

What are the three books every school library should ...

Three favourite books in my school library are: 1. The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Time and time again I have watched struggling or reluctant readers get ...

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9th
Deanna Gallipeau
Deanna Gallipeau
Sacred Heart Community School Sacred Heart...
Moose Jaw, SK Moose Jaw, SK

Why is reading important to you?

I love reading picture books to my students at Sacred Heart School. Picture books allow students to feel different kinds of emotions and lets students share their own experiences and connections ...

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Susan Warren
Susan Warren
Harry Camsell School Harry Camsell School
Hay River, NT Hay River, NT

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I don't think that my love of reading stems from one person, or one event. It is the result, rather, of many people and many events. My earliest memories are of sitting beside my grandmother, a ...

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Emily Pope
Emily Pope
Ataguttaaluk Elementary School Ataguttaaluk...
Igloolik, NU Igloolik, NU

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My father helped me fall in love with reading. When I was growing up, he would always read to me at night. My dad was the one who introduced me to the stories of Narnia and the world of Hogwarts. ...

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Jessica Harte
Jessica Harte
Ataguttaaluk Jr. High School Ataguttaaluk Jr. High...
Igloolik, NU Igloolik, NU

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

When I was in grade 4, the school wanted to hold me back because I was at a grade 1 reading level. I never read books. I never read chapter books - even though everyone else in my class did. ...

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