CBAL seeks nominations for the Elk Valley “Champions for Literacy” Award

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is seeking nominations for a community literacy award.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is seeking nominations for the second annual Elk Valley “Champions for Literacy” community literacy award.

“Literacy” refers to the ability to understand and use printed information in daily activities, at home, at work and in the community.

Currently in British Columbia, 40 per cent of adults do not have the literacy skills they need to be successful in today’s world. In the Elk Valley, there are many individuals, organizations and businesses who work diligently to provide literacy programs and services to the community.

The “Champions for Literacy” award publicly recognizes the superior efforts of an individual, business, or organization in providing literacy services in the Elk Valley. The “Champions for Literacy” award seeks to honour: – commitment to literacy; – innovation and creativity which inspires or motivates others to learn; – support of literacy work; or – strong community advocacy for literacy. Individuals, organizations, or businesses may be nominated.

The Community Literacy Advisory Council will choose the recipient, and will present the award for International Literacy Day in September. The deadline for nominations is August 15. Download the nomination form at: http://www.cbal.org/elk-valley.html or pick up a hard copy at the Fernie Heritage Library, Sparwood Public Library or Elkford Public Library.

If you have any questions contact Meghan Morton at mmorton@cbal.org or 250-433-7378.

The vision of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is that local communities across the Columbia Basin and Boundary will be healthy, inclusive, and committed to literacy and learning as “life long” and “life wide” activities. For more information about the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, please visit www.cbal.org.

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