From June 14th – July 2, stories written by local youth will be displayed in store windows throughout Victoria, BC. A single page from every story is available to read in a different window. To read an entire story you have to visit several different places, just like a scavenger hunt!
How can I follow the StoryPath?
Look in store windows for the posters with the Story Path logo. Thirty-six pages of stories are scattered in windows around downtown Victoria, with each page of the story on a different poster – and each poster indicates where the next page of a story will be found.
To find the first pages for many stories, look in the windows of Central Branch library (735 Broughton St.) or Russell Books (747 Fort St.)
To see ALL the locations, explore the map at the top of this page.
So, why are we doing this?
Story Studio is an award-winning charity that exists to empower young writers – and one way to do this is by celebrating their work!
StoryPath showcases just a few of the amazing young writers who have participated in our programs over the past few years. In addition, this outdoor ‘scavenger hunt’ for stories promotes great things like literacy, outdoor physical activity, community involvement and parent engagement.
All of the stories were written by youth in programs we ran with our amazing community partners.
Does it cost anything to participate?
It’s free, thanks to generous donors, store owners and the support of community organisations like the Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria Literacy Connection and the Victoria Literacy Task Group.
I heard there was a contest – can I win something? Is it a race? I’m very competitive!
Participating Businesses and Organisations
|Blue Sky Clothing Victoria||1316 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8||https://blueskyclothingco.com/|
|CCRR||2001A Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4K9||https://www.childcarevictoria.org/|
|Cherry Bomb Toys||1410 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B1||https://www.cherrybombtoys.com/|
|GVPL Central||735 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 3H2||https://www.gvpl.ca/|
|Island Blue||911 Fort St., Victoria, BC, V8V 3K3||http://www.islandblue.com/|
|Jam Cafe||542 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5||https://jamcafes.com/|
|Kaboodles Victoria||1320 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8||https://kaboodlesvictoria.com/|
|Legends Comics and Toys||633 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 1M7||http://legendscomics.ca/|
|Monks Office (Broad)||1200 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A3||https://www.monk.ca/|
|Monks Office (Fort)||794 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H6||https://www.monk.ca/|
|Mothering Touch||975 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3||https://www.motheringtouch.ca/|
|New Balance Store||1205 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y5||https://www.facebook.com/NewBalanceVictoria/|
|Opus Art Supplies||512 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S6||https://opusartsupplies.com/|
|Quazars Arcade||1215 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y6||https://quazarsarcade.com/|
|Russell Books||747 Fort St #100, Victoria, BC V8W 3E9||https://www.russellbooks.com/|
|Schoolhouse Teaching Supplies||2014 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4L1||https://schoolhouseteaching.com/|
|The Papery||734 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2||https://victoriapapery.ca/|
|The Regional Assembly of Text||560 Johnson St #116, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6||https://www.assemblyoftext.com/|