Riot of Reading celebrates 10 years in Mission

The annual event coincides with Family Literacy Day

Celebrate Family Literacy Day at the 10th annual Riot of Reading, Jan. 28 at Mission Central Elementary School.

The fun and adventure-filled day will include show stopping performances by a variety of entertainers including the Purple Pirate — who uses magic, humour and dance — to deliver self-esteem boosting messages that build confidence in children. Families will also be delighted by storyteller Miss Diana, the Wee Wigglers, Bhangra Dancers from the University of the Fraser Valley and popular children’s book characters such as Clifford the Bid Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton.

Visitors will have access to more than 20 local groups and organizations, including Mission Literacy in Motion, the Mission Library, Mission Public Schools, Future 4 Nations, and the Early Childhood Committee. Other highlights include prize draws and cake and pizza.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central, 7466 Welton St. For information call community literacy outreach coordinator Tara Forman at cloc@literacyinmission.org or 604-557-7614.