Array

Books on the Bus aims to score paperbacks at Rebels book drive

City of Red Deer initiative launched earlier this year

  • Nov. 28, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Red Deerians are asked to bring new and gently used soft cover books to the Red Deer Rebels home game on Dec. 3rd at the Enmax Centrium.

Books on the Bus has teamed up with the Red Deer Rebels with the goal of gathering 1,500 free books to provide to riders on Red Deer Transit. A regular supply of books is critical for the continued success of the program, launched in January of this year.

Soft cover books for all ages are welcome, with the need especially high for children’s books.

In the first nine months of the program, approximately 7,000 books have been collected and distributed on eight Red Deer Transit buses and two mobile book carts at Sorensen Station. Funded by Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.

Books on the Bus partners include Red Deer & District FCSS, the Red Deer Rebels, Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra), Cosmos, Red Deer Transit and Red Deer Public Library (RDPL).

Those not attending the Rebels game on Dec. 3rd are welcome to donate their books at another of the drop-off points, including Red Deer City Hall, the Collicutt Centre, the Dawe Centre, the Recreation Centre and Sorensen Station.

See www.reddeer.ca/booksonthebus for more information.

– Fawcett

Just Posted

Alberta’s Pascale Paradis earns bronze in 7.5 km Female Biathlon

Canada Games action carries through to March 2nd

Alberta earns three medals in Long Track Speed Skating

Alberta now has 16 medals (6-5-5) and currently sits in second place of the medal standings

Calgary singer Shaye Zadravec gearing up for City appearance

Talented songstress to open for Latin guitarist Oscar Lopez Feb. 22nd

Team Alberta takes exciting victory in wheelchair basketball, remains undefeated

After three games in the tournament, Alberta is sitting in first place of its pool

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Maskwacis woman dead, Wetaskiwin man charged with murder

RCMP Major Crimes Unit charge male with first degree murder

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment

Tears, flowers at impromptu memorial for Syrian children killed in Halifax fire

The family had only lived in the Quartz Drive home for a few months

NDP candidates push for stronger climate action as Singh supports LNG Canada

Singh has tried to project unity in the party while facing internal criticism for poor fundraising and low support in the polls

Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

4,400 leased railway cars will move up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day by 2020

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it’s ‘ill-equipped’ for market

The company will begin closing stores at the end of March

Most Read