Category Archives: Blog

  • 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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    20th Century Boys rocked for Twice Upon a Time

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Blog

    On March 28th, 2017, the 20th Century Boys held a Fundraising event for Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Kids – at Mother McGuinty’s in downtown Ottawa.  There was a fantastic turn out which included many devoted fans of this Ottawa based rock band and many supporters  and volunteers from Twice Upon a […]

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    New drop box location and a “Thank You”

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by in Blog

    Kaleidoscope Kids Books has closed and therefore will no longer be a drop box location for Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Kids. Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2K1 has most graciously accepted to be the new drop box location in the Glebe.  Twice Upon a Time would like to sincerely […]

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    20th Century Fundraiser

    Posted on March 23, 2017 by in Blog

    Come out to support Twice Upon a Time and join us for a fun night of music and dancing! On Tuesday March 28th, the 20th Century Boys will be holding a concert at the Heart and Crown (Mother McGuinty’s), 67 Clarence Street, Ottawa, from 6:30 to 11pm. Proceeds will go to Twice Upon a Time […]

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    Sophia Makes a Difference!

    Posted on March 5, 2017 by in Blog

    On Saturday, January 14th, a young girl named Sophia Ballafini approached the Twice Upon a Time – Free Books for Kids – pop-up store at the Overbrook Community Centre (CC) to talk about her school project. Sophia, a grade 3 student at Steve MacLean Public School, explained how she was working on a project called […]

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    Canadian National Institute for the Blind

    Posted on February 14, 2017 by in Blog

    In January, 2017, the Twice Upon a Time Board of Directors received a presentation from Jane Beaumont, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).  Jane provided guidelines for working with children with vision loss. Below are some tips for families, friends and caretakers dealing with this situation. For more information go to http://cnib.ca/en/services/vision-support/range/Pages/default.aspx Also note […]

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    Welcome to our new board members

    Posted on January 27, 2017 by in Blog

    On January 15th, the board of directors (B o D) of Twice Upon a Time held the first meeting for 2017.  There are many familiar faces are around the table who bring a significant amount of continuity and depth of knowledge about our programs.  Two new board members have joined our eager team; Ranya is […]

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