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Guelph, Ontario October 10, 2014 – The Guelph Public Library, along with the generous donation of the Friends of the Guelph Public Library, are proud to announce the winner of “The Robert Munsch Award.” This year’s recipient wrote the best short essay or position paper discussing the place or impact of the writings of Robert Munsch in English Language Children’s Literature. Congratulations to Nadine Lincoln for her award winning paper, “Spunky Female Protagonists in Munsch Narratives.” Nadine, a recent Master of Library Science graduate from the University of British Columbia, received a cheque of $1,000 from the Friends of the Guelph Public Library in honour of her lively, well-focussed essay written from a personal and female perspective.
“Robert Munsch is Guelph’s most famous living citizen and Canada’s best-selling author. He is our hometown hero. We are thrilled to celebrate his stories and add to the body of research about Bob and his impact on Canadian kid’s lit” said GPL CEO, Kitty Pope.
Thank you to judges Mary Rubio PhD in Literary/Theatre Studies and professor at the University of Guelph, GPL’s children’s librarian Ben Robinson and information librarian, Karen Cafarella as well as to Friends of the GPL Chair, Virginia Gillham. A special thanks to everyone who entered the writing challenge. Entries were received from across Canada and as far away as Kansas, United States.
To read Nadine’s winning paper, visit:
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
7,000 trailblazers across Canada "pay it forward" with gestures of kindness
MARKHAM, Ontario, October 2, 2014 /Canada NewsWire/ - A new movement is taking shape in communities across Canada. It's not about raising money or awareness for a particular cause, but quite simply, spreading hope and happiness.
Right now, the trailblazers of Saint Elizabeth Health Care – nurses, personal support workers, rehab therapists and support staff who provide 11,000 home care visits every day – are finding for more ways to make people smile. And they are inviting you to join them.
"At Saint Elizabeth, we constantly hear about the 'little things' our staff do for people, and we realize these things are not so little at all," says Shirlee Sharkey, president and CEO. "We wanted to celebrate that energy and get even more of these special things happening, every day."
To get things started, Saint Elizabeth – a non-profit, charitable organization and one of the largest home care providers in Canada – launched its own hope and happiness challenge last week at the largest gathering of employees in the company's 100+ year history.
Close to 7,000 staff congregated at 14 local theaters, from Vancouver to Halifax, as well as online, where everyone was connected via space satellite for a live event. The release of a new Elizabeth cartoon starred in the occasion.
Stories are already flooding in about how people are rising to the occasion and spreading hope and happiness in ways that are meaningful to them, including:
Buying a vase of flowers for a socially-isolated client on her birthday
Contributing to a fund for a young family involved in a serious accident
Designing and creating a device to help someone achieve greater comfort
Saint Elizabeth is inviting all Canadians to share their own stories and inspirations on social media using the hashtag #HopeAndHappiness. Plans are also in the works for a hope and happiness app. To learn more or join the movement, visit saintelizabeth.com/HopeAndHappiness.
About Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Saint Elizabeth is a national health care provider, trailblazer and social innovator with a powerful vision for the future. As a thriving non-profit company with a century of experience, Saint Elizabeth now employs over 7,000 people and visits 11,000 clients every single day. Whether we are powering the recovery of a single person, or fueling the thinking of an entire organization, Saint Elizabeth is firmly fixed on unleashing the power of individuals, families and their communities.
SOURCE Saint Elizabeth Health Care