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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.

 

Vernon Oickle on CTV Morning Live

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Vernon Oickle joined Heidi Petracek on CTV Morning live to talk about his new book Five Crows Silver the fifth in his series.

Click here to watch the video on CTV

Colour Saskatchewan for Creative Kids

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Patricia Katz is Colouring for a Cause.

We have enlisted several well known Saskatchewanians to colour their favourite image in Colour Saskatchewan. The books will be put up for auction to benefit Creative Kids, a charitable giving program that helps enable low-income children and youth participate in arts and culture activities. A portion of the proceeds from each book will also go to support Creative Kids. The auction date will be announced in the upcoming weeks. http://www.creativekidssask.ca/

Click here to see Patricia Katz with her Colour Saskatchewan book

Colour Saskatchewan

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Colour Saskatchewan, an adult colouring book by acclaimed Saskatchewan artist Jason Sylvestre, is now in bookstores.

Mr. Sylvestre, is one of the most talented artists working in Saskatchewan today. His work as a cartoonist and graphic artist has appeared around the globe. Along with writer Carson Demmans, he is the illustrator behind the bestsellers You Might Be From Saskatchewan If and Strange Saskatchewan.

Award winning author Mark Allard-Will describes the book this way: "Saskatchewan is a place that has charmed my heart with its intrigue, oddity and communal warmth since I first arrived. Jason masterfully captures these sentiments and more with his art in Colour Saskatchewan.

Hayley Wickenheiser, Patricia Katz, Andrew Salgado, Owen Geni, Alex Runions among many others will be colouring their favourite image in the book to be put up for auction for Creative Kids, a charitable giving program that helps enable low-income children and youth participate in arts and culture activities. A portion of the proceeds from each book will also go to support Creative Kids.

Colour Nova Scotia

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Introducing Colour Nova Scotia by Julie Anne Babin

Ms. Babin, a graduate of NSCAD, is the artist behind the book. Her art show at 21st Century Billiards Club was extraordinary for its diversity and range and introduced her as an important new Canadian talent. Ms. Babin is also the illustrator behind the bestselling book Strange Nova Scotia.

Award winning author S.B. Borgersen, says, "Julie Anne Babin captures the province's visual essence in this book, giving others the chance to complete the images in their own way."

Film critic and broadcaster Richard Crouse says "Colour Nova Scotia is a special book, a reminder of the history and sense of fun that makes the province such a unique and wonderful place."

The book is 70 pages of beautiful and brilliant scenes from throughout the province; so get out your coloured pencils and get to work.

A Great Review of Where the Rivers Meet by Danny Gillis

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"Becoming completely engrossed in Where the Rivers Meet is easier than one may anticipate, so don't be surprised when you find yourself in your comfy chair only to realize that hours have gone by..." -Ryan Gallant, The Chronicle Herald

Click here to read more of Ryan Gallant's review at The Chronicle Herald