We are very honoured that our Edmonton Mayor and City Council proclaimed May 1, 2020 as "Reading for Life Day", celebrating the importance of learning and literacy.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, for 10 years the Ready for Life Breakfast has raised vital funds in support of full-day Kindergarten programs across Edmonton;
AND WHEREAS, the money raised ensures that the event helps give every child an opportunity to succeed in learning and in life;
AND WHEREAS, this year's event has transformed into an online initiative themed Reading for Life;
AND WHEREAS, Edmontonians are asked to stay home, read and reflect on the impact that reading and learning has had on their lives;
AND WHEREAS, by sharing #readingforlife posts online and donating to the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation we can help equip the next generation with the skills and opportunities the need to thrive;
THEREFORE, I, MAYOR DON IVESON, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 1, 2020 "READING FOR LIFE DAY" IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA's CAPITAL CITY.
Dated this 1st Day of May, 2020