Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Family Literacy Day at the Ontario Science Centre

On Sunday, January 27, 2013, ABC Life Literacy Canada will proudly celebrate the 15th annual Family Literacy Day with an array of author readings and performances, as well as engaging interactive literacy activities, at the Ontario Science Centre. Participating authors include:

Family Literacy Day Honorary Chair, Robert Munsch (Paper Bag Princess, Finding Christmas, Love You Forever);

Wayson Choy (The Jade Peony, All That Matters);

Barbara Reid (Zoe’s Year, Read Me Story, Picture a Tree);

Helaine Becker (Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner, AlphaBest, The Quiz Book for Spies);

Susan Hughes (Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World);

Marina Nemat (Prisoner of Tehran);

Objibwa storyteller, Aaron Bell;

Kara Harun, host of TVOKids afterschool block The Space; plus

Special appearances from Captain Underpants, Chirp and the Gruffalo.

“We are thrilled and delighted to celebrate this Family Literacy Day milestone with leading authors at the Ontario Science Centre,” said Anthony Alfred, Interim President of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together for just 15 minutes a day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents.”

Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis added, "Reading has always been an important part of my life. Some of my fondest memories are of reading together as a family when my children were younger. The Ontario Science Centre is delighted to partner with ABC Life Literacy Canada to support Family Literacy Day."

All Family Literacy Day performances are included with admission to the Ontario Science Centre. Visit the online box office to purchase your tickets in advance for Sunday, January 27th, 2013. Please note that main stage author readings and preformances will be floor seating on a first-come, first-serve basis; schedule subject to change.

Because: Science!