Learning about literacy

Looking at literacy in a fun way at the Golden Civic Centre

Every year there is a family literacy day in Canada which encourages both young and old to get out and try different ways to learn.

In Golden the Literacy Co-ordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Monica De and a dedicated group of volunteers will help to organize an event close to the Jan. 27 national day.

This year the event will be held on Jan. 25 at the Golden Civic Centre from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “It is great to have it at the centre and everyone and anyone is welcome.

“It is  a national event. The purpose of it is to  show the importance of reading and families learning together,” De said.

The event will give people a variety of ways to learn about learning. There will be a cooking station, a karaoke area and many other programs to keep attendees’ attention.

“The event is held with the intention to promote family literacy in many different fun ways,” said De.

One of the most important points of the day will be learning together as a family.

“The hope with this year’s event is that people will learn about learning everywhere. This is not just about learning at school, it is also about learning at home. You kids and parents can learn about balanced learning,” De said.

For people who come out to the event, children and parents alike, will have  the chance to play literacy focused games and enjoy some give aways and snacks.

“We have lots of great volunteers here. Everyone from leaders from Golden Secondary School to people who work with the Town of Golden,” De added.

For more information about the event or if you would like to volunteer email mde@cbal.org