Reading is essential to lifelong development yet many children have no books, or very few, to call their own. Literacy is a key focus of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Share A Book was created in 2007 to ensure that the joys of reading are not limited to financial means. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is thrilled for the continuous support provided by EPCOR to help bring this important program to schools in Oil Country.
Each year, the EPCOR Share a Book program provides new books and book bags to Grade 1 students across Oil Country. Since the program began, more than 23,000 books have been distributed to over 11,500 students.
The EPCOR Share A Book program not only supports the development of essential life skills – it also opens up a whole new world of excitement and adventure that can fuel a lifetime of imagination.
By enriching young minds through storytelling, EPCOR is proud to support students from an early age as they begin to write their own exciting chapters in the story of our Oil Country.
"Participating in the Share A Book program was a great experience for my grade one class. The books led to great classroom discussions and it was a wonderful learning opportunity. The students were so excited to take the books home and share them with their families." Miss. Blanchette, Grade 1B Teacher - Ben Calf Robe/St. Clare School
*A limited amount of book bags and books are available.