Visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca for your chance to host Canada’s foremost children’s author in your very own home
Nov. 12, 2008 – ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation today announced the 30-day countdown to enter the fourth annual Munsch at Home contest for a chance to win a visit from Robert Munsch, best-selling children's author and honourary chair of Family Literacy Day® (FLD).
To be eligible, families must mail their applications to ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation by 5 p.m. (EST) on December 12, 2008. Contestants can download application forms from the Family Literacy Day pages of the ABC CANADA website, at www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. Each entry must include a short description of how the family plans to celebrate FLD together.
The most interesting and creative event is selected, allowing the winning family to host a party for Robert Munsch, their family and friends on January 17, 2009. Families are also asked to name a public library or literacy organization of their choice that will also receive a special visit from Mr. Munsch.
The home visit from Munsch will kick off a week of activities, including an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, in celebration of Family Literacy Day (January 27). Family Literacy Day was created by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and founding sponsor Honda Canada in 1999 to celebrate the importance of families reading and learning together.
“We’ve seen a number of really fun and creative family learning activity ideas come from the entries we have received so far. I can hardly wait to see more,” said Robert Munsch. “This is the fourth year of the Munsch at Home contest and every year surpasses my expectations. I’m curious to learn which part of Canada I will visit this time.”
For more information, including contest details and rules visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.
About Robert Munsch
Robert Munsch is the author of more than 50 children’s books, including the Paper Bag Princess, Thomas’s Snowsuit and Love you Forever, which has sold more than 20 million copies in North America. Also available are several anthologies of Munsch magic and a CD, Love you Forever: The Best of Robert Munsch, which includes several Munsch favourites, told by Robert himself. Munsch is the most published writer in Canada and he is the honorary chair of Family Literacy Day.
About Honda Canada
Honda is the world’s pre-eminent maker of engines for automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. With 135 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries worldwide, Honda now attracts more than 23 million customers annually. Honda Canada manufactures the Honda Ridgeline and Civic sedan and coupe, and the Acura CSX and MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario.
About ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation
ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation is Canada’s private-sector voice championing adult literacy. The national charity envisions a Canada where individuals, regardless of their circumstances, are provided the opportunities to increase the skills that prepare people for realizing their full potential at work, at home and in the community. To learn more, visit www.abc-canada.org.
Schedule Info: To be eligible, families must mail their applications to ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation by 5 p.m. (EST) on December 12, 2008