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2017 IWK Telethon Colouring Book Auction

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Pictured above are the Trailer Park Boys, they like hockey and they like to colour!

THE COLOUR NOVA SCOTIA ONLINE COLOURING BOOK AUCTION FOR THE 2017 IWK TELETHON is now up and running.

100% of the proceeds from the auction of each book will be presented to the IWK at the 2017 IWK Telethon on June 3rd and 4th.

Celebrated Nova Scotians such as Ellen Page, Olympian Ellie Black, muscians Jimmy Rankin and Myles Goodwyn, former Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis and Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House, have coloured pages in their colouring books which are now up for auction. Over the next few weeks we will also be adding colouring books from Academy award nominated actor Ellen Page and many more.

Please share this link to help raise money for a great cause.

To go to the online auction just follow the link:

https://colournovascotia2017.eflea.ca/  

Select the Vew Auction tab.

Row Bot's official Debut

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Row Bot made his official debut on May 6th at Lexicon Books in Lunenburg, NS. There was a great crowd on hand and everyone, including the kids, enjoyed hearing Beth Ann Knowles read Row Bot. All who attended also received a blue spruce seedling to take home and plant. The seedling were kindly donated by the Nova Scotia Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation who were also on hand to share information about their great projects.

 

Eastlink Book Launch for Welcome to My Kitchen by Joan McElman

This past weekend Eastlink held a special launch for Joan McElman's new cookbook Welcome to My Kitchen.

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Joan is the long-time host of Eastlink TV's highest rated show Wecome to My Kitchen. Now taping it's 34th season the show has developed a diverse fan base of all ages, many of whom turned out to meet Joan. Pictured (L to R) Michael Smith, Eastlink vice president along with Joan and John Macintyre of MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

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Five Questions with Beth Ann Knowles

Five questions for Beth Ann Knowles author and Illustrator of Row Bot

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When did you start writing stories?

I've always written silly stories and rhymes; for family and friends. Once I had kids of my own my creative ideas seemed to mostly turn into children's stories.

What inspired you to create the character Row Bot?

I'm always playing with words in my head; rhyming things, making up silly verses, or strange word associations. One day the word robot popped into my head and I turned it into row bot. I thought on that for a while and started writing a more simple book with random words...row bot, low bot, big bot, small bot, etc. But, as I started putting it together a story began to develop.

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5 Questions With Danny Gillis

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5 Questions for Danny Gillis, Where the Rivers Meet

1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Danny: I wrote a number of articles for magazines while I was living among tribal people in the Philippines. One was about a wild boar hunt. Another was about the organizing of a logging blockade to stop deforestation. It felt good and important to put these experiences into print.

2. What inspired you to write this book?

Danny: Fifteen years ago, when I returned home to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, after many years of being abroad, my earliest memories came flooding back. I just had to write about them.

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