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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Newmarket Music Festival

 

Our Colourful Cookies

Interactive author reading of new children’s book titled, “Our Colourful Cookies” by Josephine Vaccaro-Chang at The 2017 Newmarket Music Festival–Sat., Aug. 26th at 4pm in The Creative Zone.  Children will have a wonderful time re-telling the story of how the colourful friends made colourful cookies.

The recipe for colourful cookies will be available.

Link to invite the author to your elementary school and/or library at:   http://www.DanceInTheRain.ca

YCDSB Kindergarten Teacher Daniela Bevacqua

Poster for Book Launch

 

I recently had the pleasure of presenting to Ms. Bevacqua’s kindergarten class at Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School (YCDSB).  After the presentation the teacher mentioned that she has written two books about kindergarten and we met to discuss how she might proceed with getting her books into print.  We decided to partner on the project and her books will be launched on Sat., July 15th, 2017 from 12pm – 2pm at the Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library.

Open the Door to Kindergarten is a helpful guide which introduces parents and students to the wonderful world of kindergarten.  This insightful book provides a peek into the fun-filled activity centres found in a typical Kindergarten classroom.

Dani’s Kindergarten Tour is a simple pattern text for young readers.

Light refreshments will be served at the book launch and the author/illustrator will be available to sign books.  Also, the first thirty children will receive complimentary loot bags.

 

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2nd Annual Bookshelf

Ruby (a 6′ red flamingo) & I look forward to participating in the WCYR’s 2nd Annual Bookshelf – a book event for readers at the Newmarket Farmers Market.
SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2017
200 Doug Duncan Drive – Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall
Doors Open: 9am – 2pm
Author Readings: 10am – 1:30pm
Josephine Vaccaro-Chang: 10:30am
 
If you are planning on attending, please drop by & say, “Hello”.