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 18,000 books have been distributed to over 9,000 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.
Applications for the 2015 EPCOR Share A Book program are now open! If you are a Grade 1 teacher in Northern Alberta and are interested in participating in the program, please fill out the application form below by February 8, 2015.