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RBS partners with Beaty Biodiversity Museum

New Partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum: Bringing literacy and environmental stewardship to the classroom and community. The RBS is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (BBM). The Beaty Box outreach kits, focusing on bears and the forest ecosystems, complements the RBS signature animal as well as their operational model. […]

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Summer Picnic with Mom2Mom and 1000 Books

For the fourth consecutive year, the RBS donated bags of books and bears for the children of Mom2Mom (M2M). Mom2Mom is a community-based organization supporting mothers and children living in Vancouver’s inner city, and a sister organization to the RBS. The RBS began just after M2M was established in 2012 when founding M2M member Dr. […]

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Thanks for the Thanks!

Here are a few of the Thank-you notes The Reading Bear has been privileged to receive this past year. It’s always nice to feel appreciated ! Dear Joanne, On behalf of our students and staff many thanks to your team for all the support provided through RB. It is so important for students to develop […]

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❤️Thank-You Teachers & Principals

  Dear Principals and Teachers,   As the end of another school year comes to completion, we would like to express our gratitude for supporting the Reading Bear initiative. Since our first pilot in the spring of 2012, we have reached 41 kindergarten & Gr 1 classrooms, 343 StrongStart toddlers, 160 grade 5s, 585 grade 8s, […]

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Community Connectedness is Learnable

Healthy City Strategy The RBS aims to support the City of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy model. More specifically it targets a good start and the city’s aim that children have the best chance of enjoying a healthy childhood. As displayed in the diagram above, several key elements of the Healthy City Strategy are congruent with […]

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Mother Earth and the Bear

Every year, countries from around the world celebrate Earth Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the planet we call home. It’s a day designed to remind us of the interdependant relationship humans and all species have with the Earth. Many First Nation cultures appropriately refer to our planet as ‘Mother Earth’ because it has given […]

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Reading Bear visits Queen Alexandra School & Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

By Ivan Chiu, Reading Bear Ambassador As Valentine’s Day loomed around the corner, nine Reading Bear Society (RBS) team members visited children in 11 Kindergarten and Grade 1 classrooms at various schools throughout the Lower Mainland. Not only did these team members read to the young students, but they also gifted each child a book, […]

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Hug your Reading Bear this Valentine’s Day

You wouldn’t believe the amount of love and friendship we have to celebrate on this day.  The Reading Bear Society is built on it –  starting with co-founder Joanne Roussy and her love for her sister Denise which founded the Reading Bear concept. There are countless volunteers who run the program – from school visits to […]

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The Tree: A First Nations Lifelong Learning Model

  by Paul Abraham: Learning can take many forms and we should be ready to incorporate ideas that strengthen the bonds that keep our community together.  The First Nations Lifelong Learning Model serves as an excellent reminder of how we can incorporate key principles of learning from our diverse community. I was fortunate enough to […]

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Welcome to the Reading Bear Blog

Welcome to the official blog of the Reading Bear Society. We’re still working on all of the behind-the-scenes magic, but once things are up and running, you can look forward to photos, videos, news, and more!

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