Celebrating Literacy 2012

On Saturday, March 10, North Coast Literacy Now hosted the third annual Celebrating Literacy event at the Rupert Shopping Square.



For the third year in a row, North Coast Literacy Now hosted an afternoon of fun at the Rupert Shopping Square, where families piled in and took part in a number of activities. The event was coordinated by Elizabeth Wilson, and included informational displays, fun activities such as colouring and play doe booths, free books being given out courtesy of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club, storytelling, face-painting, hourly door prizes, refreshments, and more. Participants in this years event included the Prince Rupert Public Library, NWCC, School District 52, StrongStart, Fraser Street Tutoring, Sucess by 6, KAPS, Berry Patch, Lax Kw-Alaams Elders & Grandmothers, Metlakatla, Restorative Justice, Aboriginal Headstart, Gitmaxmak’ay Nisgaa’a, Friendship House, Seniors Centre, Northern Savings & Credit Union, Northern Health Speech & Language, Hectate Strait Employment Development Society and more.

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