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Students receive early Christmas gift courtesy of TD Canada Trust

By Lisa Brazeau

Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

St Francis of Assisi Catholic School teachers Jody Anne McDonald, Kelly MacDaniels and Sheila Laidley’s grade one classes gathered in the school library on Dec. 18 to listen to TD Canada Trust Petawawa Branch Manager Kayla Millar read Good Morning, Canada, after which she gifted each student with a copy of the book. Organized in association with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the TD Grade One Book Giveaway is the largest free book distribution program to school-aged children in Canada. All English and French grade one students receive a free copy of a Canadian children’s book, compliments of TD, which they can keep to take home and read with their parents and caregivers. It was the 18th anniversary of the program in 2017. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, over 550,000 students in grade one nation-wide took home a special edition of Good Morning, Canada (Bonjour, Canada), written and illustrated by Andrea Beck and published by Scholastic Canada.