In honour of Family Literacy Day, Mission Literacy in Motion will be celebrating all things reading with the 18th annual Riot of Reading Solutions. / File Photo

Riot of Reading returns to Mission on Feb. 8

Free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ecole Mission Central Elementary on Welton St.

Have you ever stopped to think how useful print is?

We read signs every time we drive our children to school. We look for exits and street signs. We read labels, flyers and signs to make our choices about which products to buy when grocery shopping.

We use print on our phones, to send messages and emails, to interact on social media. We read books, newspapers, magazines and online articles.

We use print to help us make decisions about what we believe in, what we cheer for, who we vote for.

And it is time to celebrate this.

In honour of Family Literacy Day, Mission Literacy in Motion will be celebrating all things reading with the 18th annual Riot of Reading Solutions – Mission’s free family literacy fair – on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ecole Mission Central, 7266 Welton St.

This is a chance to come and meet the people who support families in Mission. Literacy is more than reading and writing; it is also talking, and playing, and singing. It is learning along with your child.

There will be all-day entertainment at Riot of Reading Solutions. Attendees can experience the joy of the Mayday Club Youth Choir for Neurodiversity as well as the Great Gordini, who will perform a magic show at 1 p.m.

Other entertainment will be featured throughout the day including storytelling, music, and dance.

Activities including face painting and balloon animals will also take place at the event.

There will be pizza for lunch and cake in the afternoon and it’s all free to the public.

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