Author: Jessica Kalman

Displaced Worker Survey – Participants Needed

Are you a displaced worker? Help us collect information on workers in our area by participating in this federal research project. Eligible participants will receive a $25 grocery gift card. Call the Fort St. John Literacy Society at 250-785-2110 to leave a voice message with your contact information.

 

2020 World Fair Virtual Edition Presented by SWIS – JUNE 6th!

The “World Fair Fort St. John” is an important once a year event that features beautiful presentations of culture and diversity from around the world. There are people with stories to tell, interesting music, amazing smells of different cooking, fascinating movements of dancing… it’s been a wonderful outdoor summertime event.

However, this year, we have a global pandemic…

The World Fair Team has decided that cancelling the world fair is NOT an option. The invitations are already in the mail and the posters are already at the printers.

We have no idea how to take such an important community gathering and make it VIRTUAL. So… we’ve hired Ted.

Ted, is a SD60 teacher, a community member of FSJ, and someone who gets asked to MC a lot of events…

Ted is now responsible for finding a way to pull this thing off. Ted will be LIVE… June 6th, presenting the FSJ World Fair… virtually.

How is it going to go? We have no idea… but we’re excited to find out on June 6th at 3:00 PM!

The World Fair 2020 is a presentation by School District 60 Settlement Workers In Schools Program (SWIS)

 

Imagination Library Needs Support!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORTHave you heard about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library children’s book program?? Through this program, we have been able to distribute over 11,000  books to our community since November 2018!!

We are currently looking for funding/sponsorship in order to continue offering this program as we only have funding for 1️⃣ more month (approx. $3,000).
If the program continues, we can provide a book to 800+ kids in our community each month. The program is currently full due to funding restrictions, so we are not taking new enrollments at this time.

Please consider donating towards this program through the below link. Or contact Executive Director, Jessica Kalman at 250-271-0811 to discuss making a donation, and/or if you can help sponsor a month(s) or a portion of the program. Every dollar helps!

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/31800

February 5th is #WorldReadAloudDay! Reading is better when we do it together. Celebrate and spread the word.@LitWorld #Scholastic

For more information click here

ESL Students send out Valentines for Vets

Some of our ESL students took some time to create Valentines for Vets and they turned out beautifully!

 

Family Literacy Week 2020

The week of January 26 – February 2, 2020 has been proclaimed as “Family Literacy Week” in the City of Fort St. John. This year’s theme is “Let’s Read Together”

  

We are extremely excited to announce that the FSJ Literacy Society will be taking over the Glow Run previously hosted by the FSJ Hospital Foundation!! Stay tuned for details to come!

New Year’s Eve event raises $8,500!

Happy New Year!!

We would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped us make this event possible. Thank you to all of the bands for doing such an amazing job, the dance floors were rocking all night! And to everyone who came out to ring in the new year with us, thank you for helping us raise funds to support literacy programs in Fort St John!!  With your help we managed to raise $8,500 to help fund the FREE literacy program we offer to the community!

Enbridge Supports Literacy in Fort St. John!

We would like to extend a Big Thank You to Enbridge for supporting literacy in our community though their recent donation of $2,500!! Thank you for your support!
#literacymatters #fosterliteracy

 

Pembina Pipeline Donates $5,000!!

We would like to extend a BIG Thank You to Pembina Pipeline Corporation for their recent donation of $5,000 towards literacy programming in Fort St. John!

As well as an extra special Thank You from all the Nutritional Literacy-Cooking On A Budget participants. Pembina’s previous support, along with North Peace Secondary and Beccalicious Cooking made this program possible. We hope to offer again in the Spring of 2020.

 

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