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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Thank you to everyone that attended the book launch for Our Colourful Cookies.  It was a pleasure writing this book with my daughter Amanda Chang and I look forward to our next book together.

Each person that purchased a book received a complimentary colourful cookie.  The cookies were very popular!  Thanks again to all the bakers and our friends at Aromas World Kitchen for your support.

Details of our interactive author visits are available at:  www.DanceInTheRain.ca

 

Gigi the Giraffe & Richmond Hill 2017 Cultural Summit

Thank you for inviting Gigi the Giraffe to participate in Richmond Hill’s 2017 Cultural Summit on Thurs., Mar. 30th, 2017 at The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  Gigi was created with funds received through the generosity of Richmond Hill’s 2016 Community & Cultural grant.  She is based on a the pink giraffe in the popular children’s book titled, We Are Colourful Friends.2-10-2017_gigi-the-giraffe-at-the-rhpl_v2_img_7593

Introducing–Gigi (sculpture)

Here’s a picture of my new sculpture. Her name is Gigi and she is based on the image of the giraffe from my book titled, “We Are Colourful Friends”.

THANK YOU to all my colourful friends at the Richmond Hill’s Community & Cultural department for your generous grant. Your support made it possible to bring Gigi to life.

There are 11 characters in my book and I have completed 7 sculptures. Once I complete the other 4 sculptures my goal is to have an exhibition at The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

If booking a JK/SK interactive workshop at your school or library you can now choose to have Gigi the pink giraffe visit your class instead of Ruby the red flamingo.

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Finally, thank you to everyone that helped me pick Gigi’s name. I think it really suits her.