The Daily Courier

Story Walk


The afternoon January sun shines on signs along a path in the Westbank Town Centre Park bearing the story I Know Here, written by Laurel Croza and illustrate­d by Matt James, as part of the Central Okanagan Early Years Partnershi­p’s second Story Walk, just in time for Family Literacy Week, Jan. 24-31.

As part of Story Walk, 11 children’s books are displayed with permission from their authors and publishers in parks from the Westside to Lake Country.

The books’ pages are staked around the park for a self-guided reading tour.

I Know Here tells the story of a little girl who lives in a trailer near a forest in Saskatchew­an who will soon be moving to Toronto with her family.

Also on the Westside are Stim a ckistxs, written and illustrate­d by Levi Bent, set up at Shannon Lake Regional Park, and When We are Kind, written by Gray Smith and illustrate­d by Nicole Neidhardt, at the Westbank First Nation Park by Sensisyust­en School.

The stories will be in place until Monday.

The Central Okanagan Early Years Partnershi­p organized its first Story Walk last November.

For a complete listing of Story Walk stories and parks, go online to childhoodc­­p/storywalks/jan2021.

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BARB AGUIAR/Westside Weekly

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