W.E. Kinvig Elementary Grade 6 students (left to right) Danika Collins, Zeba Totakhil and Ariel Nerada hold up a $95,000 cheque from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation that the Surrey school received last week.
The foundation awarded the grant after a convincing and entertaining video submission by teachers and students that demonstrated a passionate commitment to learning through the love of reading.
The school will use the grant to renovate the school library and stock it with new books from the Chapters Surrey store.
The Love of Reading Foundation was established in 2004 to ensure all elementary school children have easy access to books and other learning materials. Celebrating the donation of over 1,000,000 books nationwide since inception, the Foundation has made a total contribution of $13.5 million, including the $1.5 million donation made to 20 schools across Canada this year.