The Richvale Lions Club sponsors FREE literary workshops in York Region

For Immediate Release

The Richvale Lions Club sponsors four FREE interactive literary workshops for York Region primary students.  Enter today for a chance to win!

Richmond Hill, ON – November 8th, 2017 — Thanks to the financial support provided by the Richvale Lions Club, four York Region primary schools will enjoy the interactive educational literary workshops created by Dance in the Rain Publishing for FREE.

Dance in the Rain Publishing offers five one-hour workshops, based on the books, “We Are Colourful Friends” and “Our Colourful Cookies.”  Workshop sessions uniquely bridge art, literacy, mathematics, technology and publishing.  The author-lead presentations are sure to delight both student and teacher.

“I feel fortunate to have the support of the Richvale Lions Club.  The club’s commitment to children’s literacy continues to inspire me to create fun and engaging activities for children,” said author/illustrator Josephine Vaccaro-Chang.

Hugh Adams, President of the Richvale Lions Club, stated that, “The International Lions consider children’s literacy a priority.  We are very pleased to partner with Josephine and her “colourful friends” to do something locally.”

How to qualify for the FREE workshops

  • Are you an elementary school within York Region? If yes, you qualify!
  • To enter, simply forward your school name and preferred workshop via e-mail to the author/illustrator atJosephine@DanceInTheRain.ca
  • All entries must be received by November 30th, 2017
  • Check your e-mail inbox on December 4th, 2017 to see if your class is the lucky winner!

For three years running, the Lions Club has made it possible for Dance In The Rain Publishing to offer copies of their books for free or at reduced prices. Now, for the first time, four schools will have the opportunity to enjoy a one-hour workshop for free! For more information about the workshops, please visit: www.DanceInTheRain.ca.

About the Richvale Lions Club

Since 1963, the Richvale Lions Club has a history of service in Richmond Hill.  Over the years, the club has sponsored and supported many projects in the community including hospitals, schools and parks. While vision care awareness is a cornerstone of the Lions community, the organization champions other causes such as diabetes awareness, cancer research and children’s literacy.

About Josephine Vaccaro-Chang

She is the author and illustrator of “We Are Colourful Friends” and co-author/illustrator of “Our Colourful Cookies.”  Her favourite colour is purple and she likes to do arts and crafts.  Josephine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toronto and is a certified Teacher of English as a Second Language.

For more information, please contact:

Josephine Vaccaro-Chang

Dance In The Rain Publishing

Phone: 905-787-9656

E-mail:  Josephine@DanceInTheRain.ca

Website:  www.DanceInTheRain.ca

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Author inspires JK/SK students

Author and Illustrator Josephine Vaccaro-Chang shared her wonderful story, “We Are Colourful Friends”, with our Kindergarten class.  The students truly enjoyed the presentation as they had the opportunity to re-enact the story through the use of colourful puppets prepared by Josephine herself.  This enriching experience motivated the students in our class to create their very own storybooks and puppets.  Thank you, Josephine, for inspiring our students!!  We look forward to future workshops with you!!
Testimonial by Daniela Bevacqua (FDK Teacher at Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School) and Francesca Di Prima (Registered Early Childhood Educator at Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School)Basket of Books_20170310_105418

Amazing e-books created by primary aged students

Congratulations!!!

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Thank you to everyone that participated in our draw at The Feast of Ages on July 31st, 2016 in Uxbridge.   Congratulations to Elayne Bassett, Elisabeth Chomko & Lindsay Fung!  You won an interactive workshop for a JK/SK class or grade 1 class.  The workshop includes reading the book titled, “We Are Colourful Friends” using hand-held puppets, acting out the pages of the book and creating a collage.  As a follow-up activity, children will receive colouring sheets.

The class will be visited by Ruby.  A six foot tall red flamingo.  She has a tiara, necklace and fancy high heels just like the character in the book.