Get ready for a year of Telling Tales
Get ready for a year of storytelling and reading with a unique Canadian flavour.
The Telling Tales festival — a year-long campaign dedicated to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading — officially kicked off this week.
Named one of Ontario’s top 100 festivals and events every year since 2012, the festival presents and promotes Canadian children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
This year’s theme, “Stories Take You Anywhere,” puts special focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with a reading list full of titles by Canadian authors and a new illustration by Dundas artist Derek Douglas.
The marquee event, the free one-day festival at Westfield Heritage Village, is being held this year on Sunday, Sept. 17.
While Telling Tales works to foster a love of reading, it also raises much-needed funds for community-based literacy projects.
Since 2009, over $109,000 has been raised to support initiatives such as the “Read to Your Baby” program and the Rotary Summer Literacy Program.
For more information, visit tellingtales.org.