FSJ Literacy Society hosting New Year’s Eve Party – Tickets on Sale Oct 1st!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we ring in the New Year! 100% of the event proceeds will be directed to the Fort St. John Literacy Society to enhance and expand the FREE literacy programs offered to the community!

Entertainment starts at 9PM. There will also be a 50/50 draw, as well as door prizes given away throughout the evening.

TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 1, 2018
Tickets $49.99 +taxes/fees
Early Bird – ONLY the first 100 tickets $25+ taxes/fees, so act fast!!
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite, or at the Casino Cash Cage and Pomeroy Hotel Fort St. John.

To purchase tickets through EventBrite please click HERE

If you wish to make dinner reservations please call Just Jacks at 250-262-2040

Donations from BC Hydro and Pembina Pipeline Allow Launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Fort St. John

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is excited to announce the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Fort St. John and the surrounding communities, thanks to generous donations from BC Hydro and Pembina Pipeline.

This program aims to make a lasting change in the lives of children, and to give every child in the community an equal chance for a brighter future through not only the development of literacy skills, but by strengthening family bonds through the sharing of the stories. Children between the ages 0-5 in our area are eligible to receive a book a month until their 5th birthday, giving the potential of a 60 book library by the time they are 5.

Enrollment forms can be found at the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s office and website. Alternatively, parents can enroll their children online at:

www.imaginationlibrary.com/ca/affiliate/BCFORTSTJOHN/

Notice of AGM

Join us on Tuesday November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm for the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s 2018 AGM.

For membership only

Includes dinner and refreshments

Please RSVP to executivedirector@fsjliteracy.ca

Tutor Training Workshop Oct 12th & 13th

Fort St. John Literacy Society is holding a free Tutor Training Workshop!
Do you enjoy helping others and supporting your community?
Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time?
Do you have 2-3 hours per week?

If you’d like to become a certified volunteer tutor, please contact us to save your spot or get more information by calling 250-785-2110 or emailing tmills@fsjliteracy.ca.

FSJ Literacy Society launches Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program

We are very excited to announce that we have recently signed on as the regional affiliate for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!! This program aims to give every child in the community an equal chance for a brighter future by supporting the development of literacy skills.
This is accomplished by mailing a carefully selected book EVERY month to each enrolled child aged 0-5.
We are currently in the fundraising phase and hope to open up enrollments by October.
If this is something you would like to support please consider donating online (donate button on our page) or calling the office at 250-785-2110

FSJ Literacy Society to present to 100 Women Who Care

We are very thrilled to be chosen to present at the upcoming 100 Women Who Care meeting on Tuesday, September 11th!  This is an amazing opportunity, which would allow us to immediately expand and enhance the literacy programming we offer to the community. We encourage you to come out and show your support.

100+ Women Who Care Fort St John is group, open to all women, who come together to make an immediate, direct, and positive impact on our community by donating $100. A local charity or organization is selected by group members and voted on at the semi-annual meeting. Watch how the group’s commitment of $100 per person turns into a $10,000+ donation to a local charity in one evening. Do that twice per year and witness how $20,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of those working to serve our community. Simple concept, big impact. #thePOWERof100

September Proclaimed as Literacy Month

We are very excited to announce that September has been proclaimed as Literacy Month here in Fort St. John! #Literacy #LiteracyisLife#LiteracyMatters #FosterLiteracy

The Literacy is Life Campaign will run through the month of September with 3 main goals:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of literacy for all British Columbians
  • Raise awareness about community-based resources
  • Raise funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives

On September 8th the Cultural Centre & Library will light up in purple to celebrate International Literacy Day. We encourage everyone to wear purple throughout the month of September in support of literacy awareness, and use the following social media hashtags when posting pictures  #PutYourPurpleOn #ILD2018 #LiteracyMatters #LiteracyIsLife

Retro Run Raises $3,300!

Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers; because of your support, we are thrilled to announce that $3,300 was raised from this event.

100% of the funds raised will go towards enhancing and expanding the FREE literacy programming offered to the community.

Event Sponsors:

Platinum:

ConocoPhillips

Gold:

V.E. Brandl

Silver:

Epscan

Fort St. John Co-Op Association

Bronze:

Knappett Industries

Northern Metalic Sales

LiveWire Automation

Canadian Natural Resources

In-Kind:

Canadian Water Serve & Save

City of Fort St. John

Engage Can-Ryu Jiu Jitsu

Ernie’s Sports Experts

Peace County Rentals

World Gym

Solid Gold Entertainment

Bold Promotions

Autographics

HSE

Urban Systems Foundation

Canadian Brewhouse

MooseFM

Chopped Leaf

Goodlife Fitness

Farewell to Kara-Lee MacDonald, Temp ESL Teacher

On Aug 31st we celebrated with the beginner class to say goodbye and best wishes to Kara-Lee MacDonald, who has been filling the ESL Teacher position for the summer; and welcome Charo Lloret as she takes the reigns in the position.
We appreciate everything Kara-Lee has brought to the program and know she will be missed by all!

Chances Fort St. John Supports Literacy

We would like to extend a Big Thank You to Chances Fort St. John for the recent donation of $2000!! We are extremely grateful for your continued support!

Shown is Board Chair, Carl Waddington accepting donation from Chances General Manger, Jason Morris

Photo supplied by Alaska Highway News

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