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Chase the Coyote

ADVENTURES IN FUNDRAISING: ON TRACK BUT OFF ROAD

MONO CENTRE — September 24, 2016
By Richard Clewes

Sometimes the road to reading isn’t a road at all. On possibly the last brilliant day of the summer 500 runners set out to have fun and raise funds at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Their goal was to complete one of three courses over beautiful but hilly terrain. Ours was to promote awareness of our book donations and reading festivals. Sonya spoke to several participants – who turned out to be teachers. People like Steve Whyte from Ursuline College in Chatham who’s the cross country coach and from Arnprior, Sherri Madore. Thanks to Running Free owners and race organizers, Norm Nadon and Jodi McNeil for a superb day and their cheque for $4,000.00.

CHASE THE COYOTE TRAIL RUN is an annual event organized by Norm Nadon and Jodi McNeil from Running Free in Orangeville, ON. Thanks to Norm, Jodi and all the runners who came by our booth and donated a Toonie!


From: Find 52
Out of this world
After reading "Postcards from Outer Space' a student in Montserrat is inspired to be the next Chris Hadfield.

Too many people grow up. That's the trouble with the world.

WALT DISNEY
(1901-1966)
And the Winner in Montserrat is....
Marlaina White (Left) announces the Second Annual Rainforest of Reading Award to Illustrator Jan Dolby (Middle) and Author Joyce Grant for "Gabby."

At the moment that we persuade a child, any child to cross...that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever.

BARACK OBAMA

Life is too deep for words so don't try to describe it, just live it.

C. S. Lewis
Author, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

It is by acts and not ideals that people live.

ANATOLE FRANCE
Author (1844-1924)

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

MARTIN TUPPER
Author (1810-1889)

Start some kind words on its travels. There is no telling where the good it may do will stop.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Humanitarian, Medical Missionary (1865-1940)
Find 52: The Road to Reading in Grenada
In February 2015, Richard ran right around Grenada, a distance of 52 miles. 52 "Mile Captains" raised $40,000.

If we want to make this world a better place, then we have to become better ourselves. There is no easy route.

DALAI LAMA

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

WILLIAM JAMES
Philosopher, Psychologist (1842-1910)

If you get the right [words] in the right order, you might nudge the world a little.

Sir Tom Stoppard
Playwright

If you believe what you read...you can, quite literally, believe anything.

NORTHROP FRYE
Professor, Philosopher (1912-1991)

The future is always beginning now. Each moment is a place you've never been.

MARK STRAND
Poet (1934-2014)
Challenging literacy development
Although English is the official language of St. Lucia, Krewyol is spoken as much or more outside the classroom.

I read. I travel. I become.

DEREK WALCOTT
St. Lucian author & 1992 Nobel Laureate

All I know is what I have words for.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
It's a long story
Books packed by kids in Ontario for their peers in the Caribbean travel 1,800 kilometres by road then another 5,275 kilometres by container ship.

Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.

KOFI ANNAN
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006)

Reading brings us unknown friends.

HONORÉ DE BALZAC
Novelist (1799-1850)