Raise a Reader Day is fast approaching

Once again there will be events in Clearwater for Raise Reader Day on Wednesday, Sept. 19

Raise a Reader Day will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Once again there will be two events in Clearwater to raise funds for local literacy projects.

In the morning and early afternoon we will run a newspaper campaign. Look for volunteers in bright orange shirts outside of local businesses who would like to trade a special Raise a Reader edition of a newspaper for a donation towards literacy. The volunteers will be representatives of local organizations who are passionate about literacy in the community.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 an Adult Team Spelling Bee will be held at Clearwater Secondary School. Teams of four will compete to win the coveted 2012 Team Spelling Bee Champion Trophy.

If you are a local business owner and would like to support literacy projects in our community you can send a team to represent your business, or you can sponsor a team of students or other individuals passionate about literacy.

You can also participate in the event by purchasing a “bye’ word for the team of your choice or just coming out to watch. Spectator entry is by donation. There will also be door prizes for participants as well as a refreshment table. Please call 250-674-3530 if you are interested in sponsoring a team or you would like to register a team.

Various national and local sponsors, as well as the provincial government, match all donations collected on Raise a Reader Day in whole or in part. All funds raised will go directly back into the community to support literacy initiatives. In the past few years Clearwater has received grants for Parent-Child Mother Goose, the Adult Tutor Program and a Literacy Outreach Program for Pre-School Children. Your support of this event will help to ensure the continuation of literacy programs in our community.


To register a team for the Adult Team Spelling Bee, to make a donation, sponsor a team in the event, or for more information please contact Kerry Milner Cairns, literacy outreach coordinator, Clearwater and area, at 250-674-3530.



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