Nearly 6 000 book lovers attended the 10th Annual CBC – Calgary Reads Book Sale raising $175, 000 to help Calgary kids read. Here is our big thank you list.
Thanks to our volunteer committees who started meeting months ago to plan and execute the biggest and best CBC – Calgary Reads sale yet.
Thanks to all the Calgary schools and businesses that collected gently-used books and donated them.
Thanks to students at Calgary high schools for donating your beautiful, book-inspired art for our silent auction.
Thanks CBC Calgary for talking about us and getting people excited. Thanks to Angela Knight and the Do-Crew for building some gorgeous Little Free Libraries for us.
Thanks SVP and KPMG for sponsoring the Storytelling Tent – those kids had a hoot!
Thanks Sodexo for sponsoring the Volunteer Room and helping all those hardworking volunteers get a much-deserved break.
Thanks WestJet for donating 2 tickets for our raffle – you made one lucky lady very happy.
Thanks to everyone who donated books and thanks Calgary Police Services and Calgary Food Bank for being such friendly and convenient book drop off locations this year. Thanks to the Calgary Police Services for also providing a friendly presence all weekend at the sale.
Thanks BFI and Victory Packaging for your donations-in-kind.
Thanks to all the teams that came down and volunteered together including Deloitte, Chevron Canada, Nexen, Enbridge, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Atco Power, CBC Calgary, Sir Winston Churchill High School, SAIT (Information Technology Students), the City of Calgary (Society of Professional Engineers), Beta Sigma Phi Chi (Master Chapter), Kiwanis Club and Robert McClure United Church.
Thanks to the musicians at the National Music Centre for providing such groovy tunes while people waited in line and shopped.
And last, but not least, thanks to all the dedicated volunteers that hauled boxes, sorted books, greeted book lovers, read stories, baked treats and helped customers find special treasures.
We can’t do what we do without you!