Friends Of WOTS Read-A-Thon

This November, celebrate your love of reading with The Word On The Street through our first ever Friends of WOTS Read-A-Thon.

Friends Of WOTS 2023 Poster

It’s back! Join us from November 13th to November 30th to celebrate our second annual Friends Of WOTS Read-A-Thon. Cozy up with a fresh find, reread your favourites and compete for prizes, all while supporting The Word On The Street!

How to Participate

Register as an individual or a team on our Eventbrite page.

Unable to participate? We invite you to support the Read-A-Thon by donating or helping to spread the word!

2023 Prize List

We are incredibly grateful to our community for donating to this year’s prize list! 

Check out our prizes below: 

The individual participant who fundraises the most:

24 Hours In Italy by Romi Moondi (AUTHOR ANNOTATED) + Another Story Tote Bag

The individual participant who reads the most books:

No-Regret Decisions by Shannon Lee Simmons(AUTHOR ANNOTATED) + Queen Books Tote Bag 

The team who fundraises the most:

5 Queen Books Tote Bags

The team who reads the most books:

5 Another Story Tote Bags

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Read-A-Thon?

Participants pledge to read an ambitious number of books for the 3 weeks of the Friends Of WOTS Read-A-Thon. From November 13th to 30th, you will read as many books as you can! All the while raising funds from supporters to encourage you to continue your reading challenge.

Where do I record my progress & collect donations?

Both of these will be on your CanadaHelps Friends Of WOTS participant profile.

How can I participate on a team?

Your team captain just needs to register on Eventbrite. They will then receive a link to the CanadaHelps page where your team profile can be set up! Team captains will receive communication and updates from us throughout.

How will the donations be used?

Your donations will support The Word On the Street. As we move into our 35th anniversary, your support will go towards the operational and accessibility costs for our festival!

Will I get a tax receipt?

Yes, those who donate will receive a tax receipt. The Word On The Street is a registered charity, and donations are processed through CanadaHelps.

Is this a competition? Do I win something?

While we encourage everyone to participate out of pure altruism or love of reading, there will be prizes for this year’s top readers and fundraisers! Check out the list above for details.

I have more questions, who can I ask?

Your questions can be sent to!