The Reading Bear Blog


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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Happy Happiness Day !

The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012. The International Day of Happiness recognizes the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings. […]

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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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