A group of local teachers for the group Schooled Ya won the Trivia Challenge during the Columbia Basin Alliance For Literacy’s (CBAL) Literacy month.

Literacy month reached readers of all ages

Golden’s first month full of literacy activities wrapped up last week, and the community really embraced the cause.

Golden’s first month full of literacy activities wrapped up last week, and the community really embraced the cause says Monica De, co-ordinator for Golden’s Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).

“It was all a really great success, we’re thrilled,” said De.

The month-long scramble, where participants made words out of letters posted around town, produced two local winners: Don Allin and Victoria Ewing.

The Trivia Challenge also received a lot community support. Several teams went to the Civic Centre to participate in the challenge, and also raise some funds for literacy programs in Golden ($600 towards the Friday Reading Program for adults).

“That was really successful, everyone had a lot of fun,” said De.

“We really want to do that again next year.”

Even though everyone had a good time, a winner had to be crowned. A group of teachers, aptly named Schooled Ya, took first prize.

The next event, Stop Drop and Read, where community members were asked to stop what they were doing and read. All four schools participated, bringing the tally to 904 readers.

“Next time we’re going to try to get some of the businesses involved, maybe even challenge another community,” said De.

“But I’m really happy with how many people participated this year, it was great.”

The month also included several workshops, including one that helped cellular users get to know their smart phones.

CBAL has hosted literacy events in the past, but this is the first campaign aimed at getting people of all ages involved.

“We really want to keep promoting life long learning, and this was a great way to do it,” added De.


Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Your weekly Mountain Minute for June 21

The Golden Star 60-second weekly news recap.… Continue reading

Coal train derails west of Golden

No injuries were reported, and cleanup is underway

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

B.C. man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

B.C. soldier shot down a century ago to be honoured

Norman Stuart Harper, of Kamloops, was killed on a bombing mission over Lahr, Germany, in 1918

Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

The letter comes as tensions between Canada and the United States have risen to a dramatic high

Most Read