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While we are not able to host our in-person event this year, we still have a COVID-19 friendly way to support full-day Kindergarten programs in Edmonton. In lieu of our annual Ready for Life fundraising breakfast, we are hosting our second annual Reading for Life Virtual Fundraiser. Join us in raising funds and awareness about the importance of early learning intervention to help level the educational playing field for children who come to the classroom at a disadvantage. 100 per cent of all funds raised will go directly into our full-day Kindergarten programs.

Together, we can build a thriving community of learners!


Friday, May 7, 2021 (anytime throughout the day)


It’s up to YOU, our amazing creative participants! You can choose to:

  • stay home and read to yourself;
  • dress up like a storybook character and read to your children, grandchildren and pets; 
  • engage in an online group read with extended family members or book club friends; 
  • invite a senior or senior’s group to share some of their interesting stories;
  • host a socially distanced ‘reading in the park’ with poet laureates or comic book fans; OR
  • be as creative as you want, as there really are no limitations to reading with intention!


Everyone is welcome to participate.


Our fundraising goal is $50,000. Donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable receipt.

Participants are invited to consider making a one-time or monthly gift to support full-day Kindergarten programs in Edmonton Public Schools. Gifts today will help ensure every child succeeds in learning and in life.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: Our friends from EPCOR will be matching donations up to $10,000.


Sign up here by May 6, 2021.

When you sign up, you will be invited to share your reading adventures via your personal social media accounts which we will then follow and/or repost. 


Want to be a sponsor? Contact alva.shewchuk@epsb.ca for details.


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