Photo by Kristin Cheung.
On Sunday, June 19, the KidSafe Writers' Room participated in Car-Free Vancouver Day and set up shop at Main and 22nd. Literally. We set up an imaginary pet shop and throughout the afternoon we gave away 64 imaginary pets, from cats and dogs to unicorns and a woodland deer fairy.

Kids of all ages filled out order forms for free imaginary pets that were delivered later that night, in their dreams. (If you are still waiting on the delivery of your imaginary pet, please call the imaginary imaginary-pet hotline and have your tracking number ready.)

The best part of the day was helping parents work on a creative literacy project with their kids (secret: the imaginary pet giveaway was actually a literacy project). The second best part of the day: the looks on people's faces when they read the "Free Imaginary Pets" sign.

Here are some of the wonderful imaginary pets people created/requested:

In addition to giving away these fantastical creatures, we also held a draw for a signed copy of the picture book Louis the Tiger Who Came From the Sea, written by Writers' Room volunteer Michal Kozlowski (Annick Press). Those who donated to support free Writers' Room programming got the chance to take home the book, and the winner was Kai, age 8.

Thank you to Michal Kozlowski for donating a copy of Louis the Tiger Who Came from the Sea, to the Main Street Car-Free Festival for donating a spot to the Writers' Room, and to the Writers' Room volunteers for donating their time at our booth. We can't wait for next year!
8/1/2013 10:19:34 am

I want the monkey

8/1/2013 10:32:27 am

I want the unicorn


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