From recent CANSCAIP News article by CANSCAIP President Sharon Jennings:
"...Passionate about Canadian books, their creators, and readers, Eric Walters viewed with dismay the falling sales for our books (down by almost 50% over the last 10 years), and the small percentage - 15% - of Canadian books purchased. He decided that something had to be done, and done now. He came up with the idea of getting every student in our country to read a Canadian book for 15 minutes on one particular day. But how to get anyone, let alone everyone, to take this proposal seriously? Eric began his crusade by getting as many concerned players as possible, from across Canada, into one room. In June of 2019, about 40 people - creators, publishers, librarians, bookstore owners and managers, wholesalers, reviewers, organizations (including The Writers’ Union of Canada), and educators came together to pitch ideas and raise concerns. That in itself was a momentous accomplishment!..."
And now, I present to you my little contribution. I am a Canadian author...I WRITE CANADIAN! Here's a video I created introducing myself, one of my books, Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast, and a short reading of the first few pages:
BE PART OF IT! (TODAY AND NEXT I READ CANADIAN DAY IN 2021)