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Author Archives: Odia Reimer


Without writing, your yearbook is basically a photo album.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes.  They will, without a doubt, be the first thing that students look at when they receive their books; but to really capture the history of the year you need information.  […]

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Answering the Call

Due to popular demand a 2nd print run of Answering The Calls: A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action are fresh off the press! This book will assist all ages to further facilitate understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. Winnipeg School Division is pleased to offer the book […]

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Book Organization

Now that you have set your theme for the year it’s time to decide what will be on each page.  The first question you need to ask is how you will be organizing the order of your pages. The theme you have chosen may dictate that order.  A sectional approach is where you divide your […]

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Why You should have Deadlines

When you set up a deadline and work towards it, an almost magical thing happens: your book gets done.  It’s as simple as that. Deadlines help you to break down your yearbook publication into more manageable pieces.  This allows you to focus on different aspects of the yearbook, provides purpose and motivation and helps to […]

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Deciding on a Theme

Deciding on your theme could take the whole year if you let it, you will need to decide and commit in order to move forward with your yearbook.  A theme will provide you with guidance as you move through the process of organizing and designing your book.  But before we go too far, we need […]

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2019 Pantone Colour of the Year

Drumroll please…the Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral!  In the words of The Pantone Colour Institute Living Coral 16-1546 is vibrant, yet mellow, that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding […]

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Classroom Organization

 Organization is the key to making it through the year. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year but with some simple tools, you can be well prepared and avoid the stress.  1)     Plan It! – Found in your yearbook kit allows you to keep all important information in one place. […]

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Fall Photography Tips

The stunning beauty of fall can provide amazing backdrops for outdoor photos before the weather turns cold and activities and events move inside. 1.     Use a polarizer for richer colours.  Polarizers create richer colours, can add contrast to an image and can eliminate glare from glass and water.  You can control the level […]

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What is a Yearbook

The word Yearbook encompasses so much.  It is a project that spans the entire school year and is the only record of what took place.  Whether this is your first year or you have been a part of the yearbook team for many years, you have committed to creating a book that people will keep […]

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Top 11 Rules of Typography Design

I have heard people say, choosing fonts is the easy part of design. Personally that isn’t the experience I have had or seen others have. Typography is very important as far as yearbook design goes, and diving deeper into the world of fonts, typefaces, and all the components is hugely beneficial when making your selection. […]

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