December's Literacy News


The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee worked hard to deliver a variety of literacy opportunities in 2014.  

Here are some of the things we did:

~Gave out 7 Little Free Library grants
~Bought more book sets for the Adult Learner Book Clubs at each library
~Brought you Stories Galore and More to seven parks each week in the summer
~Presented 9 Family Literacy Workshops
~Helped to support Adult literacy tutors who work with Refugee women in the Tri-Cities
~Presented a free workshop on Clear Language
~Held a Canada Day picnic for over 400 Adult students and their families who are learning English
~Presented a free Food Safe course designed for Adults learning English in the Tri-Cities
~Offered a six session Senior's Writing Course called Memorable Moments
~Provided 500 Books for Babies bags for parents of newborns in the Tri-Cities
~Participated in numerous Community Events and promoted the importance of literacy
~Brought you this monthly Literacy Newsletter
Thank you to all of you who help support the literacy needs of our community members.  Let's continue to work together in 2015 for improved literacy for all. 
Barb Mancell - Tri-Cities Literacy Outreach Coordinator


Workshops, Courses and Conferences 

Due to space limitations -the following Workshop Know to Grow is available only to professionals who work in the Tri-Cities.  Thanks!

This Month's LITERACY Feel Good Stories

How some practical advice from Ryan Miller (a Vancouver Canuck) changed a young boy's outlook on here to watch!

Some familiar words created some calm.  
Read here to learn how a panicked traveller's anxiety was diminished when she heard someone speak to her in a language she understood.
Click here for an inspirational story about a man's journey from illiteracy to writing poetry.  

Literacy Resources for you to look at this month:

The Northwest Territories Literacy Council has great resources on Clear Language, Essential Skills, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, Aboriginal Literacy and much, much more.  Check our their website:
For up to date information about ANYTHING to do with Literacy  -   

     Check out this link to learn about a dyslexic friendly font. 

And for some Literacy FUN...

Are you fond of the book Pride and Prejudice?  Click this link for some texting fun!







Literacy Committee Meetings:

Do you LOVE meetings?  If you would like to participate in any of the working group meetings please e-mail or phone Barb Mancell for more information: or 604 787 4607

Steering Committee:
Mon. Feb. 2nd - 3:00 @ Poirier Library

ESL Working Group:
Thurs. Feb. 5th - 1:45 @ Montgomery Centre

Family Literacy Working Group:
Tues. Jan. 20th - 1:30 @ Poirier Library

Adult Literacy Working Group:

Wed. Dec. 17th - 12:30 @ Urban Gate Restaurant



Free Drop-in Literacy Programs at your Local Malls:

Coquitlam Centre:

Family Play and Learn Night:

Family Play and Learn Night does not take place during the months of November or December.  We will see you all again in January!

Lougheed Mall:

Saturday mornings at 10:30 am by London Drugs

No Storytime Club for the month of December.  



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