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Local Mall Promoting Literacy with “Forest of Tall Tales”

May 29, 2009 2:38 PM | News

Eva Kovacs - Kildonan Place Reading

Kildonan Place Shopping Centre hosted a free event Friday afternoon to help bring parents and kids together to promote literacy. Global News anchor Eva Kovacs participated and read to the young ones to kick off the “Forest of Tall Tales.”

The mall’s centre court has been transformed into an enchanted forest until June 14, filled with books to read. The “Forest of Tall Tales” is an area open to young children (along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers). Stocked with children’s books of all kinds, the Forest is a place where families can spend time together, imagining and reading together.

“We wanted to give families something they could do that was absolutely free,” said Kildonan Place Marketing Director Corey Quintaine.  “We know that family budgets are often stretched to the limit, and the Forest of Tall Tales gives parents and kids a no-cost opportunity to have some fun with reading.”

You can catch the action next Friday, June 5, but the area remains completely open during the week for parents to come, sit down, and read along with their children.

Friday, June 5
1:00 p.m. – Celebrity Storyteller (Peter Chura, Global Winnipeg)
2:00 p.m. – The Story Fairy

Saturday, June 6
1:00 p.m. – The Story Fairy

Sunday, June 7
2:00 p.m. – The Story Fairy

Friday, June 12
1:00 p.m. – The Story Fairy
2:00 p.m. – Celebrity Storyteller (Andrea Slobodian, Global Winnipeg)

“Forest of Tall Tales” supports the Raise-a-Reader fund.

Other events may also be added. Please visit www.kildonanplace.com for updates.

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