Books for Breakfast & Literacy for Lunch

Books for Breakfast & Literacy for Lunch

Next event: May 18, 2017

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The Books for Breakfast program was started in 2007 by a dedicated pre-school teacher and a wonderful team of volunteers.  It is the only event of its kind in the Westshore and on Southern Vancouver Island.   This program is in its 7th year and has grown exponentially since then with upwards of 200 people in attendance. 

Literacy for Lunch runs right after the Books for Breakfast program and hosts a variety of local readers, great books, interactive songs, activities and healthy food.  Children are given a brand new book to add to their home library, and a personal photo capturing their literacy experience.  Parents and caregivers will be exposed to great children’s literature and some simple ways of modeling literacy.

We are looking for some great people to volunteer at these events!
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Upcoming Events

Date: Thursday, May 18 , 2017.  Registration for this event starts on Thursday, May 11. 
To Register:            Email:                           
                               *Please include the following in your email:
                               1. Names of adult(s) attending
                               2. Names and ages of ALL children attending
                               3. Specify Program AND Time
                       (Books 4 Breakfast 9:00am OR Literacy 4 Lunch 11:30am)               

You will receive a email confirming your registration. If both event's fill, a waitlist for the next event will be taken.  Please notify us ASAP if you can no longer attend an event that you have registered for.  This will allow others on the waitlist to attend.

Event Times:     9:00 – 10:15am  Books for Breakfast  (check in starts at 8:40am)
                          11:30 – 12:45pm Literacy for Lunch   (check in starts at 11:10am)

Cost:       FREE (Children must be between 0-6 years of age)

You will receive a confirmation by email. If both event's fill up, a waitlist for the next event will be taken.  Please notify us if you have registered for an event and can no longer attend.  

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                Books for Breakfast events

Books for Breakfast Schedule:
8:40 - 9:00am        Check-In
9:00 - 9:15am        Light breakfast snack (muffins, fruit and coffee will be served)
9:15 - 9:45am        Stories and songs
9:45 - 10:15am      Choose book to take home & have picture taken

Literacy for Lunch Schedule:
11:10 – 11:30am    Check-In
11:30 – 11:45am    Light lunch snack
11:45 – 12: 15pm   Stories and songs
12:15 – 12:45pm    Choose book to take home & have picture taken

Location: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC – MFRC) 2610 Rosebank Road

Directions:  From Sooke Road, turn onto Ocean Blvd. Take a slight left (follow Fort Rodd Hill Sign) to stay on Ocean Blvd. Take first left on Rosebank Road. The building is immediately to the left. (Google Maps and MapQuest directions are not accurate).

Parking:  Parking is ONLY allowed in designated parking stalls in the CPAC parking lot and along Ocean Boulevard.  Parking is NOT permitted along Rosebank Road.

Bring:  Water bottle for your child
             Books for Breakfast Book Bag (You will receive a book bag the first time you attend.  Please be sure to bring the book bag with you to every event in order to receive a new book)