On Tuesday May 2, 2017 the Rotary Club of Barrie with the Simcoe County District Board will give a free book to every grade 2 student in Barrie to promote literacy and good will. At the event called “Rotary Book Day” readings will be held by influential community members from politicians to police officers to principals.
 
“Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure” is a story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business guided by the Rotary world-wide moral code which uses four questions to test the voracity of both personal and business relationships. They are…
 
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
Last year books were given to 144 grade 2 students at 4 schools. The project’s success prompted the expansion of the program this year to ALL grade 2 students at these schools:
 
Algonquin Ridge Elementary School, Allandale Heights Public School, Andrew Hunter Elementary School, Ardagh Bluffs Public School, Assikinack Public School, Cundles Heights Public School, Emma King Elementary School, Ferndale Woods Elementary School, Hewitt's Creek Public School, Holly Meadows Elementary School, Hyde Park Public School, Johnson Street Public School, Maple Grove Public School, Mapleview Heights Elementary School, Oakley Park Public School, Portage View Public School, Steele Street Public School, Terry Fox Elementary School, Trillium Woods Elementary School, W.C. Little Elementary School, Warnica Public School, West Bayfield Elementary School, Willow Landing Elementary School and Forest Hill Public School.
 
The Rotary Club of Barrie is planning to raise about $10,000 so Rotary Book Day can touch 1,000 different households EVERY year. The club hopes their success will encourage other good will projects and reach older students within the schools.
 
For more information please contact Jason McArthur at 705-792-8481 or jasoncmcarthur@gmail.com .
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Thanks to the our sponsors MHBC Planning, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, the Polaris Transportation Group and TD Canada Trust for their generous support.