Story Walk – National Child Day 2020

About the Story Walk

The Central Okanagan Early Years Partnership (COEYP)  has organized a Story Walk during the week of November 16th-22nd. 10 different books have been provided (with permission from the authors and publishers) by members of the COEYP and will be displayed at 10 different parks around the Central Okanagan.

The story pages will be staked around the park in page order for a self-guided tour. Enjoy the stories with your family as you stroll through the park!

Visit a park near you during the week of National Child Day for an immersive, family-friendly, story experience!

Enter To Win!

1 copy of each of the 10 stories displayed will be given away after the Story Walk week has finished. You can enter by taking a photo of your family at any of the story walk locations and uploading it to social media with the hashtag #COStoryWalk – enter every time you visit . OR you can submit your Story Walk Passport. Pick up a Story Walk Passport from any of the host locations (see below), mark off every park you visit, submit your Passport to a host location, by Friday, November 27th.

Print your own Passport HERE

National Child Day

The week of November 16th – 22nd was chosen as it falls during the week of National Child Day. National Child Day was first established in Canada in 1993. It followed Canada’s signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child in 1959. And, National Child Day marks Canada’s adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. It also marks Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991.

National Child Day was officially declared by the Parliament of Canada by Bill C-371. November 20th also marks World Children’s day, a day that is honoured around the world. National Child Day celebrates the role that children play in Canadian communities. Additionally, it honours the protection of their rights by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Book & Park List

All books will be displayed at their respective parks for the week of November 16-22, 2020



Provided By

“My Heart Fills With Happiness”

Written by: Monique Gray Smith
Illustrated by: Julie Flett
Orca Book Publishers

Reiswig Regional Park

  • 3450 Woodsdale Rd, Lake Country
  • 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Okanagan
“Bot-bot the Robot Finds his Feelings”

Written by: Nicola Lathey & Dr Faye Millner
Illustrated by: Annie Lloyd
Self-Published with Author Permission

Lambly Park

  • Hwy 97 & San Clemente Ave, Peachland
  • Open 24 Hours
Childhood Connections
“If You Give a Mouse an iPhone”

Written & Illustrated by: Ann Droyd
Copyright: David Milgrim
Penguin Random House Publishing

Ben Lee Park

  • 900 Houghton Rd, Kelowna
  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Kelowna Community Resources – KCR
“You Hold Me Up”

Written by: Monique Gray Smith
Illustrated by: Danielle Daniel
Orca Book Publishers

Loseth Park

  • 1535 Loseth Dr, Kelowna
  • Open 24 Hours
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society
“Bear & Bee”

Written & Illustrated by: Sergio Ruzzier
Little, Brown & Company

Brandts Creek Linear Park

  • 571 Yates Rd, Kelowna
  • Open 24 Hours
Okanagan Regional Library
“The Silly Blue Goose”

Written by: Krista Marble
Pictures by: Melanie Stephens
Self Published – KristenMarble

Cameron Park

  • 2345 Richter St, Kelowna
  • Open 24 Hours
Project Literacy
“Leila’s Journey”

Written & Illustrated by: Cathy Cyr
Artistic Warrior Publishing

Duggan Park

  • 1494 Bernard Ave, Kelowna
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
“When We Are Kind”

by: Monique Gray Smith
Illustrated by: Nicole Neidhardt
Orca Book Publishers

Shannon Lake Regional Park

  • 2375 Swite Rd, West Kelowna
  • Open 24 Hours
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“stim aʔ ckistxʷ – What do you do?”

Written & Illustrated by: qʷyqʷʕayáx̌n Levi Bent
Self Published & Printed in Canada

Pine Stadium Field

  • 1920 Quail Lane, Westbank
  • Open 24 Hours
Westbank First Nation
“Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox”

Written & Illustrated by: Danielle Daniel
Groundwood Books Publishing

Rutland Lions Park

  • 205 Gray Rd, Kelowna
  • Open 24 Hours
YMCA Okanagan