Canadian Magazine Industry News
24 May 2011,     TORONTO/LANGLEY
OWL magazine celebrates 35 years
A beloved children's magazine is celebrating its 35th birthday this June. 
 
Owlkids (publisher of OWL) is celebrating the occasion with events, contests, giveaways, a special collector’s edition, and a commemorative T-shirt, according to a release. 
 
“OWL is a veritable Canadian institution,” said group publisher Jennifer Canham. “It has touched the lives of millions of Canadians — and many parents are rediscovering the joy of OWL introducing it to their children today. I know I am.”

 
First OWL, 1976
First OWL, 1976
 
Cary Fagan, Carol Matas, Arthur Slade and Kenneth Oppel were asked to contribute to the June birthday issue, with the special edition featuring guest editor Annabel Slaight, co-founder of OWL.
 
Special events are also being planned to mark the occasion: On June 3, OWL editor Craig Battle hosts a free party for kids aged 3-13 in Langley, BC, at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 6-8 p.m.; in Toronto on June 30, there is a free magazine giveaway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CN Tower.  
 
 
— Jeff Hayward
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