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.

 

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