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Applications for the 2016 EPCOR Share A Book program are now closed

Reading is essential to lifelong development yet many children have no books, or very few, to call their own. Literacy is a key focus of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Share A Book was created in 2007 to ensure that the joys of reading are not limited to financial means. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is thrilled for the continuous support provided by EPCOR to help bring this important program to schools in Oil Country.

Each year, the EPCOR Share a Book program provides new books and book bags to Grade 1 students across Oil Country. Since the program began, more than 28,000 books have been distributed to over 14,000 students.

The EPCOR Share A Book program not only supports the development of essential life skills – it also opens up a whole new world of excitement and adventure that can fuel a lifetime of imagination.

By enriching young minds through storytelling, EPCOR is proud to support students from an early age as they begin to write their own exciting chapters in the story of our Oil Country.

"Participating in the Share A Book program was a great experience for my grade one class. The books led to great classroom discussions and it was a wonderful learning opportunity. The students were so excited to take the books home and share them with their families." Miss. Blanchette, Grade 1B Teacher - Ben Calf Robe/St. Clare School



*A limited amount of book bags and books are available.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Home is where the heart is and here in Oil Country, this couldn’t ring more true. Proud supporters of Oil Country, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) has been contributing to our community’s heart beat since 2001. With a focus on programs that support education, health and wellness for youth, the Oilers Foundation is deeply committed to its goal of helping to enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to improve our home where we live, work and play.
 
Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed over $30 million to more than 2,700 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs. Thanks to the generosity of our valued hockey fans, the Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charities and minor hockey groups throughout Norther Alberta.
 
The EOCF will continue its legacy of giving back in Northern Alberta and with the Oilers move into Rogers Place, the Oilers Foundation has plenty to look forward to in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
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