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Family Literacy Day

This Saturday, Jan. 27 is Family Literacy Day, a national event created by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation in 1999 to promote the importance of families reading together. According to the official website, the program celebrates through “literacy-themed events, such as special reading circles, story-writing contests and read-a-thons.”

Robert Munsch is this year’s honorary chair. The children’s author did a public reading in Toronto on Tuesday, and on Saturday he’ll be attending a party at the home of a Port Moody, B.C. family, who won a contest run by the foundation. Munsch will follow that with a visit to the Port Moody Public Library, also part of the package.

Events are already occurring in various locations across Canada. See the website for a list of events in your area.