Past President Dumont shares Imagination Library success with Dolly Parton

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(NEWS ARCHIVES) September 23, 2016 (Surrey, BC) - Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is all about inspiration and imagination.  It was developed in 1995 by Dolly for her native Sevier County, Tennessee.  Dolly wanted every pre-school child to have his/her own collection of books.  After much thought, Dolly decided to offer her Imagination Library for replication in any community that can financially support it. In 2008 it was this generous offer and the commitment of the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation that brought the Imagination Library to Métis children in British Columbia. Over 200 children 5 years and younger receive age appropriate books each month. MNBC is the only Metis Nation in Canada to be a part of this amazing program.

On September 19, 2016, former Métis Nation BC President, Bruce Dumont, was invited to meet with Dolly Parton, Country Music Legend and Hall of Famer at her concert, in Vancouver BC.  They shared stories and thank you letters from Métis families who have been gifted with the children's books through Dolly's Imagination Library program through MNBC. The Imagination Library is a great partnership and a shared vision that reaches from the hills of Tennessee to the Métis communities in British Columbia.

Ms. Parton shared her museum of musical instruments, life-size pictures, and costumes collected since 1972.

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