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The Canucks for Kids Fund is proud to support the annual Raise-a-Reader campaign put on by the Postmedia Group. The Postmedia Raise-a-Reader campaign exists to empower today’s children and families with tools to improve their reading skills. These skills are the foundation for lifelong learning that significantly affects the quality of life and the health and social economic well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Several newspapers across Canada are in support of family literacy; the various newspapers are raising awareness and funds through sponsorship and various fundraising events, including Raise-a-Reader Day when volunteers hawk their local newspaper in exchange for a donation.

Last year Raise-a-Reader Day take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 7:00am - 9:00am on street corners in downtown Vancouver. Look for Canucks players and alumni and purchase a copy of the Vancouver Sun from them to help raise funds and awareness!

All funds the Canucks for Kids Fund receives from the Raise-a-Reader campaign goes directly to the Canucks Family Education Centre.

For more information visit www.raiseareader.com.

Raise-a-Reader 2013:

Canucks participate in Raise-A-Reader Day

Vancouver Canucks players, alumni, management and mascot FIN participated in the 17th annual Raise-A-Reader day. More than $27,000 in funds was raised through donations for special Raise-a-Reader editions of The Vancouver Sun. Read more

Booth & Kassian

Zack Kassian and David Booth hit the streets of Vancouver as part of the annual Raise-a-Reader day in support of literacy. Watch the video

Spreading Literacy

David Booth was up at the crack of dawn Wednesday morning; the air was brisk, the grass dewy and Booth was in uniform, ready for action... Read more

Photo gallery

In case you weren't able to make it out, Jeff Vinnick captured the whole thing on camera so it's like you were there with them. View the gallery