Book market

Return of the children’s hospital book market

September 15, 2022 12:41 | New

A volunteer sorts through books at a prior year children’s hospital book market at St. Vital Center. (TED DATA / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — After a two-year wait, the page has turned on the Children’s Hospital Book Market.

The annual volunteer-run fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Foundation returns this weekend to St. Vital Center.

“The Book Market event is an institution in our community and the funds raised go towards meeting the urgent needs of our children’s hospital,” said Stefano GrandeChairman and CEO of the Foundation.

“We are so grateful to the organizer, carole irvingand the dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard to bring this fundraiser back.

The sale includes thousands of donated and gently used books and buyers can choose from a wide variety of genres, including fiction, sports, self-help, children’s books and more.

Proceeds from the market will be used to help the 130,000 sick and injured children who depend on HSC Children’s Hospital each year.

Before the pandemic, the event raised between $300,000 and $500,000 per year for child care programs.

The Book Market will take place on Friday September 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday September 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.