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Inside Canada's Freedom to Read Week

By Susan Keeping     Jan 31, 2010 in Entertainment
Many communities in Canada are having events to celebrate Freedom to Read Week. Getting involved with these is a great way to show you care about the concept of the freedom to read whatever you wish without having to worry about government interference.
Several events are planned throughout Canada to celebrate Freedom to Read Week, which takes place between February 21 and 27. It is a week that highlights the cause of book bannings and censorship in Canada. Here are some examples of events taking place in various communities; for more information on these event visit the websites, email, or call.
Sunday, February 21, 2010–Saturday, February 27, 2010 [Saskatoon, SK]
Freedom to Read Photo Contest
Contact: Nicole Berard at 306-955-3486 ext.202 or events@saskatoon.mcnallyrobinson.ca.
Web: http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com
Monday, February 22, 2010–Saturday, February 27, 2010 [London, ON]
Freedom to Read Week Book Store Display
Contact: bkstor@uwo.ca.
Monday, February 22, 2010 [Windsor, ON]
Banned Book Reading Room
Contact: 519-253-3000 ext 3872 or opirg@uwindsor.ca.
Web: http://web4.uwindsor.ca/units/opirg/main.nsf
Monday, February 22, 2010 [Calgary, AB]
Presentation of a Challenged Book
Contact: Allison.Inglis@calgarypubliclibrary.com.
Monday, February 22, 2010–Friday, February 26, 2010 [Toronto, ON]
Banned Book Contest
Guess the banned book
Contact: 416-393-1650.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 [Halifax, NS]
Freedom to Read Discussion
Contact: Cheryl Black at blackc@halifax.ca.
Web: http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca
Thursday, February 25, 2010 [Calgary, AB]
WGA and WordFest Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with Todd Babiak
Contact: Mary Kapusta at 403-237-9068 or marketing@wordfest.com.
Thursday, February 25, 2010 [Windsor, ON]
Anti-Censorship Evening
Contact: Anne Beer at 519-258-2726 or abeer@newusedbooks.com.
Saturday, February 27, 2010 [Winnipeg, AB]
Freedom to Read Marathon
Contact: Danielle Pilon at 204-986-8386 or DPilon@winnipeg.ca.
Saturday, February 27, 2010 [Lumby, BC]
Lumby United Church Freedom to Read Book Sale
Contact: Nick Hodge at nhome@mofp.ca.
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