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    Giving Tuesday 2017

    Posted on November 22, 2017 by in Blog

    On November 28, 2017 Giving Tuesday, Twice Upon a Time launches Year 2 of its Indigenous Materials Project – to build a collection by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples-First Nations, Métis and Inuit and get them into the hands of Ottawa’s youngsters. As of November 2017 we have purchased more than 100 books for the Indigenous Materials Project collection and distributed […]

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    Whole Foods Story and Snack Time

    Posted on September 21, 2017 by in Blog

    Whole Foods hosted a Kids Club Carnival on September 10th, with lots of different booths for children. Story and Snack time was one of those booths, where they promoted Twice Upon A Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids. It was a great success, and they are hosting another one soon! So, if you missed […]

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    Six favourite books by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples – selected by Twice Upon A Time Board Members.

    Posted on August 1, 2017 by in Blog

    Consider helping Twice Upon A Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids – support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action by putting children’s books by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples – First Nations, Métis and Inuit – into the hands of Ottawa’s youngsters.  Here are six favourites selected by Board Members of Twice Upon […]

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    Scholastic Canada Reading Champions!

    Posted on July 25, 2017 by in Blog

    Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids – is thrilled to announce that we have been recognised as a Reading Champion by Scholastic Canada. The announcement can be seen at http://www.scholastic.ca/readingchampions/.  Scholastic Canada had this to say about Twice Upon a Time’s mission: “They are constantly striving to strengthen and build partnerships […]

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    It was a Spinning Success!!

    Posted on June 15, 2017 by in Blog

    On June 2nd, Ottawa Fit (http://www.ottawafit.com @ottawa_fit) donated their space for a charity spinning event in which Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids – raised over $450!  It was a big success and we’d like to thank Ottawa Fit and, of course, all the spinning participants for their limitless energy and overwhelming […]

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    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

    Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Blog

    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is back and this year CanadaHelps, a registered charity and nonprofit social enterprise, is sponsoring a specific Canada 150 fundraising challenge for the month of June.  Thousands of people visit CanadaHelps every year to discover new causes and to donate to their charity of choice.  We hope Twice Upon a Time […]

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  • Thanks to Carleton University!

    Posted on May 25, 2017 by in Blog

    Many thanks to Carleton University management and staff for holding such a successful fundraising event for Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids. The total raised was almost $2000 and books left over will be donated to the Twice Upon a Time pop-ups.  Special thanks to Karen Perras and all the volunteers who […]

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    Spinning Fundraiser

    Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Blog

    Join us for a Spinning Fundraiser Sponsored by Ottawa Fit Friday, June 2, 2017 Registration: 6:30 pm. Ride starts at 7:00 pm Ottawa Fit (10 Hamilton Avenue North) Join us for a 1.5 hour spin class Join us at Ottawa Fit, on Friday, June 2 where we will raise funds (and books) for kids in […]

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    Fundraising Event at Carleton University

    Posted on May 6, 2017 by in Blog

    Upcoming Fundraising Event at Carleton University for Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids. Dates / Times: Monday May 8th, 8:30 – 4:30 Tuesday May 9th, 8:30 – 4:30 Wednesday May 10th, 8:30 – 12:00 Location: MacOdrum Library 2nd floor (near the circulation desk), Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S […]

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  • Michaels Book Drive

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Blog

    Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Ottawa Kids – is so lucky to be benefiting from the charitable work of Michaels Arts & Crafts Store on Iris Street, Ottawa.  Michaels conducts an annual book drive and this year Twice Upon a Time was selected as their charitable partner.  We were absolutely thrilled! So […]

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