Celebrating Literacy taking place on Saturday

North Coast Literacy Now is putting on the 5th Annual Celebrating Literacy event this weekend at the Rupert Square Shopping Mall.

North Coast Literacy Now is putting on the 5th Annual Celebrating Literacy event this weekend at the Rupert Square Shopping Mall.

North Coast Literacy Now, a partnership of educational, First Nations and child care groups from the area, holds the yearly event to promote reading and writing to families.

“It’s part of North Coast Literacy Now’s desire to create a focus on literacy in the community to encourage people to participate in literacy activities with their children. It’s keeping the focus on literacy, and reading specifically. It’s about making sure its something we as a community value,” said Sandra Jones, superintendent of Prince Rupert’s School District, one of many groups that’s part of North Coast Literacy Now.

The event is aimed at both children and their guardians and will include educational and community organization’s displays, activities like story telling and crafts, free children’s books donated by the Prince Rupert Rotary Club, door prizes and more. A number of Prince Rupert dignitaries will also be in attendance.

Celebrating Literacy will take place at the Rupert Square Mall on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.