Wednesday, May 23, 2012

More Book Week Fun!

On the second day of my Book Week tour, I visited two schools in Estevan. It was wonderful to present to the enthusiastic, creative students at St. Mary's School first thing in the morning!

After leaving St. Mary's, I had to quickly make my way to Sacred Heart School, luckily quite close by. I was puzzled as I approached the school because it looked like they were having labour issues with picketers on the sidewalk in front of the entrance. As I drove a little closer I realized that this was my welcome committee!!

I was amazed and totally delighted! Hanna Keating and her library club, the Book Worms, had made signs and a banner,

and decorated the library bulletin board:

I'm so grateful to Hanna for orchestrating such an incredible welcome! It was a delightful start to a fun presentation!

My next stop was the Weyburn Public Library where I made Button Buddies with another really nice group of kids. Afterwards, Kam Teo, the Branch Manager, offered to take me for a tour of Weyburn. I was very pleased to see the childhood home of novelist W.O. Mitchell:

Weyburn is also where the much-loved father of medicare, Tommy Douglas, spent time after he was ordained as a Baptist minister. He is honoured there with an arts centre 

and life-size statue:

On the side of the base of his statue is the comforting quote, 

"Courage my friends. 'Tis not too late to build a better world." What a good man.

On day three I travelled to Regina where I had the great pleasure of presenting to more funny, sweet students, this time from Jack MacKenzie School. You can see they were quite tickled with their new Button Buddies!

In the afternoon I visited White City School in White City. One student told me that instead of making a Button Buddy, he had made a "Bumble" Buddy!  This is one of my favourite photos of the tour. The student is as cute as his Bumble Buddy!

Another creative student gave his Buddy a skipping rope!

I love it when students dive right into creativity!

Still more to come!

All the best,

Judy Ann

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful! What a great author tour you had... And awesome staff and students! All for an awesome author (and sister!)!! (: