Celebrating in the parks

For JAME, the end of the school year is a time to highlight the efforts and perseverance of all the volunteers and their little readers throughout the school year! Every year, the JAME team organises a big party to which everyone is invited!

After many months of seeing each other in Zoom, JAME invited its volunteers and families to one of the parks in their neighbourhood! For many, these small, intimate meetings allowed them to meet for the very first time and to get to know each other in person! After many months behind a screen, these were beautiful and emotional moments! There's no doubt about it, we were all very happy to have a break from the virtual world!

On the spot, the young and old were very attentive to the narration of a Kamishibaï animated by some members of the team: Audrey Archambault, Stéphanie Bedou! Before leaving, each volunteer and little reader was presented with an honorary diploma to illustrate their commitment, support and, above all, their resilience following a year full of colour and emotion! All the children, including the siblings, received books as gifts to cultivate the pleasure of reading at home!

It was the perfect occasion to thank in a special way the commitment of our volunteers celebrating their 5, 10 and 15 years of volunteer work at JAME! Thank you to Ms. Diane De Grandis, Ms. Hélène Delisle, Ms. Nathalie Dion, Ms. Diane Drouin, Mr. ClaudeLuc and Mr. Gilbert Letendre! Your support in reading has been a precious tool for all the children you have accompanied over the years! With your help, they have developed the pleasure of reading! Reading gives you wings!

We would like to thank the merchants on Promenade Wellington: Chez Robin, Chez Copette et cie , La Pâtisserie de la Gare and Dollorama for your sponsorship donations! Also, thank you to the McCord Museum, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Château Ramezay Museum and the MAC for their generosity! Once again, the spirit of community and sharing was on display! Finally, thank you to Canadian Tire of Ville Lasalle for the donation of flowers and herbs!

Finally, we would like to thank our generous sponsors in the publishing industry who have allowed us to spoil our little readers and make our annual party a success! We would like to warmly thank the following publishers: Soulières, Erpi, Gallimard Ltée, Les 400 coups, Québec-Amérique, Hurtubise HMH, La Pastèque, Boréal, La courte échelle, Michel Quintin, Édito jeunesse, Isatis.