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Friday, 17 August 2012

Collaboration Bulletin: Community partnerships for the TDSRC

Alberta Health Services (Nutrition) and healthy eating

COW Bus and family literacy (Centre for Family Literacy)

Samson High School Music band launches the TDSRC on May 31 at Ermineskin Elementary School Library

Teachers tips and resource sharing by our school community


Childrens Services agency capacity creation as a result of TDSRC

Learning Links in Calgary

For providing books for the home reading library program of the TDSRC.


SPELL Society for the Promotion of English Language (June 22)
I borrowed books from SPELL Library. The chairperson Ms. Margaret suggested many ideas to promote reading and the Literacy Coordinator Judy Bortnik provided resources and templates for box finger puppets.

Wetaskiwin Credit Union provides reading rewards for FNs students in Hobbema on June 27, 2012
Pencils and Farm stickers
Connie York, Manager, Deposit Services, Wetaskiwin Credit Union LImited, 5111 50 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, AlbertaT9A 0S5, Phone : (780) 352-2251     1-888-388-9688    Fax :(780) 352-6277

Statistics Canada (July 4)

100 coloring books and crayons
Connie LeGrande, Advisor, Aborignal Liaison Program, Western Region and Nortern Territories/Statistics Canada, 300-10158   103 Street N.W, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0X6  p: 70.495.5145
F: 780.495.3026

John Maude Financial (July 5)

Reading rewards/ prizes:  atmosphere ball, sticky mouse, battle mace,  noise putty, panel balls, and tattoos.
Maulife Securities, 5116-50 avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 0S6
p. 780.352.8111   f. 780.361.0334   Toll free: 877.352.8111

My Preferred Book - IFLA Sister Libraries Connection

Nutters (July 11)
Donated candies
First Book Foundation provided books for FN families for the summer reading club (July 11)

Wayne Cochrane
Director of Operations
First Book Canada
1200 Aerowood Drive, Unit 36
Mississauga, ON L4W 2S7

Fish and Wildlife brochures about endangered animals (July 11)
Visit the following page to view the endangered animals collage created by students from brochures and information materials provided by Fish and Wildlife office.
Ermineskin band newsletter (July 12)
For covering the reading program, COW Bus and Prairie Tales

Autoparts donated a small gas stove (July 13)

AlbertaWorks for list of FNs organizations and childrens services agencies (July 13)

TD Bank gave 100 pencils (July 13)
Maskwachis Employment Centre for listing the event on their Facebook page (July 17)

Ermineskin Social development, band office, recreation centre and Young Spirits for promoting July 18 events  (July 17)
Ermineskin Mall for the space and the Display table at the mall (July 17-18)
July 18: Week 3: 157 people came to visit the COW Bus. 5 community partners and their resources.
(5 community partners: COW Bus, Ermineskin Daycare, Merv Leibel from Alberta Health Services, Film makers Zoe and Bailey from Prairie Tales and books from First Books Foundation.)
August 14:   ATCO GAS 100 bags of chips, lots of balloons and centennial pins 
Monte Vickerson
Supervisor District Operations Wetaskiwin
Aboriginal Relations

Ermineskin Band for communications, volunteers and for mall promotion

Ermineskin band newsletter covered the reading program in the following issues:

  • July 12, 2012, p.5
  • July 27, 2012, p.8
  • August 10, 2012, p.4

Also, provided  a table and space in the mall for promoting the club.  Lots of space on seven bulletin boards in the mall was provided.  The spot near the post office was most effective.  Plus a space to distribute the activity books.

Boston Pizza provided cookies

Book Publishers Association of Alberta
Kieran Leblanc
Executive Director
t. @ABbookpub

INDIGO books provided books.
Chris Allen
Customer Experience Manager
Indigo South Common # 290
Edmonton, Alberta
Plus, I am grateful for the support and guidance provided by Toronto Public Library TDSRC Planning Division, AlbertaWorks, Library and Archives Canada, Chinook Arch Regional Library System and Parkland Regional Library.