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.
16 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, the national campaign raised $1.74M!
This year Raise-a-Reader was Thursday, September 20th in downtown Vancouver. Look for Canucks celebrities and purchase a copy of the Vancouver Sun from them to help raise funds and awareness.
For more information visit www.raiseareader.com.
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Head Coach Alain Vigneault and Alumni Stan Smyl participated in some friendly competition while supporting Raise a Reader day in Vancouver. Watch the video
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