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Applications for the 2014 EPCOR Share A Book program are now open!

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. This year, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is proud to welcome EPCOR as the partner in bringing this important program to area schools.

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 14,000 books have been distributed to over 7,000 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 2014 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 7, 2014.

"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
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta.  Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education and health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.
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