The author apprehensively receives a high five from the Spirit Bear outside the White Rock Public Library. (Note the hockey stick held firmly in the left hand, just in case. Although he may look like a jolly old fellow–the bear, I mean– you never really know. That's why you should always have a hockey stick at the ready.)
Thanks to all who made my tour of the Fraser Valley so enjoyable, especially all of those great librarians and students involved in the Reading Link Challenge.
A special thanks to Ada Con for pulling the tour together.