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Raise a Reader 2010

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every fall Canucks veterans and newcomers take to the streets of Vancouver to hand out newspapers and pose for photos with smiling fans. Tomorrow, September 29th, they’ll be at it again with the Vancouver Sun in hand and with proceeds going to literacy programs across Canada during Raise-a-Reader Day. “Raise-a-Reader, a year-round initiative that raises […]

Raise a Reader 2009

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This is my fourth annual Raise-a-Reader day and it’s something I look forward to each year. The streets of downtown become populated with members of the Canucks organization (past and present) and in exchange for a donation to the Raise-a-Reader program, you get a copy of the Vancouver Sun and the opportunity to meet said […]

Raise a Reader 2008 Another Success

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The official snaps won’t be in the Vancouver Sun until tomorrow morning however earlier today I had the pleasure of traipsing around downtown with John, Jeff, and Alanah and meeting all kinds of Canucks thanks to Raise a Reader Day. “The Canwest Raise-a-Reader program has excellent momentum and this year, on the morning of Wednesday, […]

Successful Raise a Reader Morning

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year during Raise a Reader Day I was able to meetup with Marc Chouinard and Trevor Linden. We flashed smiles, took some pictures, and signed some papers. Once again this year, Canucks organization members, players, firefighters, policemen and local politicians were out on street corners downtown handing out newspapers by donation. The Raise-a-Reader campaign […]

canuck huggin for a cause

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nothing like waking up on a foggy Thursday morning and realizing that it’s Raise a Reader Day. Since its national inception in 2002, the CanWest Raise-a-Reader campaign has raised more than $5 million for family literacy programs across Canada… On Raise a Reader Days, people in lovely yellow shirts line the streets and for a […]