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Scotiabank Charity Challenge 

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is being held Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Montreal’s Jean-Drapeau Park. Take part by joining the Les Coureurs pour l’Alphabétisation (Runners for Literacy) team. Register now by following the instructions for our runners!

Concerned about illiteracy? If you would like to design and organize your own fundraising event to help eradicate illiteracy and lower the school dropout rate, get in touch with us by calling 514-289-1178, ext. 239 or 1-800-361-9142. It will be a great pleasure for us to give you a hand in organizing your activity. 

Be inspired by the following examples to set out and meet your own challenge! 

Courir et tirelire_15eCourir et tirelire 2013

Pierre-Yves Villeneuve, a professional in the publishing field, renewed his commitment to The Gift of Reading for the second year running—quite literally! On September 22, 2013, he brought together five runners, who ran a total of 125.5 kilometres in the Montreal Marathon. These valiant athletes took advantage of that event to collect donations for The Gift of Reading, raising a record $1,793.10. Congrats to the entire Courir et tirelire (Running and piggy bank) team! 

Marathon_lecture_15eReading Marathon 

For the second year in a row, book lovers surpassed themselves in practising their favourite activity: reading for a good cause! In this race, which ran from June 25 to September 18, 2013—regardless of the weather—seven marathoners crossed the official finishing line. Results: 117 books were read, and the final tally was 28 brand new children’s books collected, along with $1,000! Great job, everyone, and see you next summer with a new formula for the Marathon!

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