November 04, 2015

Today is the Day: Fundraising Book Launch (Cambridge, ON)

author Eric Walters and illustrator Eugenie Fernandes 
at their fundraising launch
Today is the Day
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 6-9
October 2015

Here is the blurb about the book from the publisher's website:

Mutanu is excited. As she goes about her chores, she thinks about the day to come and what surprises it might bring. For today is no ordinary day at the orphanage she lives in. Every year, the orphanage honors its newest arrivals by creating a birthday day especially for them. From that moment forward, the orphans have a day that they know is theirs--a day to celebrate, a day to enjoy, a day to remember. And today is the day!  

Based on real children in an orphanage in Kenya, this lovely story shows how something as simple as a birthday, something most of us take for granted, can mean so much in another part of the world.

The book launch and fundraiser will take place at
the Idea Exchange (Library)
Queen’s Square, Cambridge, ON

 on Friday, November 20, 2015
 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
But this is more than your ordinary book launch.  It is also a fundraiser in support of Creation of Hope, a project currently supporting over 400 orphans and impoverished children throughout the area of Kikima, Kenya.
In addition to the book being available for purchase (and autographed by author and illustrator), there will be other related items for sale, including illustrations from the book! 
Eugenie Fernandes has donated all of her amazing illustrations from Today is the Day and their earlier book, Hope Springs (Tundra, 2014).

All proceeds will be going to the orphans.
Refreshments will be served 


Juno award winning artist Donné Roberts will perform.

Ticket information
There is a modest admission fee of $11.59 for tickets (limited availability) which can be purchased and reserved at or you can call 1-866-839-5437

I'll be there supporting this wonderful book and cause.  Will you?

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