Hundreds of grade two students across the region are now equipped with their own story book, thanks to the annual I Love to Read Month celebration run this past month in collaboration with PembinaValleyOnline and our friends at Friesens. 

Not only did we deliver copies of Fishing with Grandma in 15 schools across six school divisions, but we also took time to read to each classroom we made a stop in. 

Ryan Hildebrand reads to students at Rosenfeld School. Ryan Hildebrand reads to students at Rosenfeld School. 

In a Friesens news release wrapping up the month, the company highlighted its belief in the importance of fostering a love of reading in children. 

"[...] especially these days when digital and social media monopolize the majority of their free time. As we are Altona’s largest employer, and in the business of making books, it’s our responsibility and honour to be part of this campaign every year!

Our employee-owners always look forward to volunteering their time and reading expertise at one of the participating schools and reading to the students in their classroom setting. We’re excited for the opportunity to bring such a unique book to the students!

Friesens has over 117 years of experience in book manufacturing, and we are happy to be a part of these sponsorship programs as we continue to help our customers share their best story with the world through the power of print."

Check out photos, interviews and video from the many stops we made together with staff from Friesens in the related article below.

Andrea Klassen at Morden's Maple Leaf SchoolAndrea Klassen at Morden's Maple Leaf School

With files from Friesens Corp.