Elk Valley Literacy Champion awarded

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) named local Jillian Doey their Elk Valley Literacy Champion.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) named local Jillian Doey their Elk Valley Literacy Champion last Tuesday evening at the Sparwood Library.

Doey is the coordinator at Sparwood Early Years, a community organization that provides service to caregivers and parents of children under the age of six.

Meghan Morton, Community Literacy Coordinator at CBAL, presented Doey with her award.

“Jillian is well worthy of this award,” said Morton during the presentation. “As the Early Years Coordinator in Sparwood she works tirelessly to coordinate and/or support programming for children aged 0-6 years old, and she also coordinates learning opportunities for parents or caregivers to help them facilitate the learning of children. The work that Jillian does provides children with many opportunities to learn and grow.”

“I’m truly grateful for this award,” said Doey of the accolade.

The award is given to a local who shows a commitment to literacy, supports literacy work and speaks about the importance of literacy in the community.