Day 6 ~ Beyond the Face-Off Countdown!

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It’s day 6 of the 10-day Countdown!! Beyond the Face-Off is Book 3 of the In the Game Hockey Romance series. (Book 3 already!) August 24 is the big day. Woohoo!



Kelly has set up her pharmacy to accommodate people who struggle with literacy. With her flair for drama and colour, the displays are set up to be cues for the products she sells. Kelly wanted to shine a light on the problem of literacy and what you can do to help.

  1. Adequate literacy skills are defined as “the ability to understand, evaluate, use, and engage with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.” Literacy skills are needed to manage finances, health, and the workplace.


  1. Literacy is measured in 3 main areas: prose literacy (the ability to understand and use information from written material), document literacy (the ability to find and use information in different document formats) and quantitative literacy (math and numbers in printed material).


  1. Adults who have inadequate literacy skills are more likely to have worse health outcomes, decreased earnings potential, lower levels of civic participation, and fewer life opportunities. Out of six variables to determine income, literacy had the most significant effect, followed by education.


  1. Almost 50% of Canadians adults can’t work well with words or numbers. About 17% function at the lowest level and wouldn’t be able to read the dosage instructions on a medicine bottle.


  1. Family literacy refers to the many ways families develop and use literacy skills, from enjoying a storybook together, to playing word games, singing, writing to a relative or friend, sharing day-to-day tasks such as making a shopping list or using a recipe, and surfing the internet. Encourage children to read – visit the library and introduce books about topics that they are keen on.


  1. Most communities have free or low-cost literacy programs to help. Their goal is to ensure adequate literacy for every adult and child. If you know someone who could use a hand, encourage them to get the help they need. And consider volunteering if you can!


Beyond the Face-Off

Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.


Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.


Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him?

There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

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