Heap the Honda Children's Book Drive Challenge
January 04- 27, 2014
The Family Literacy Committee is pleased to work with Kamloops Honda to challenge the community and local schools to collect gently used and new children’s books. The books will be sorted and distributed to local agencies to share with families. Our hope is for every child to have good quality books at home to read and enjoy. Books will also be used to stock Bright Red Bookshelves at key locations in the city. Books will be given to children at ABC Family Literacy Day on January 25th
Thank you to Kamloops Honda and the community for their wonderful support in donating over 40,000 books the past three years.
Join us for the launch at Kamloops Honda on Saturday, January 4th at 10.00am.
If you would like to volunteer to help sort books, please contact Fiona Clare 250-319-9653
Bright Red Bookshelf
You can find a Bright Red Bookshelf at
- Sahali Mall, Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops, White Buffalo Aboriginal Health Society & Resource Centre, Downtown YMCA-YWCA, Interior Community Services, Secwepemc Child and Family Services Agency, Kamloops Child Development Centre, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kamloops, Big Little Science Centre, Kamloops Food Bank, Kamloops Immigrant Services, Westsyde pool.
ABC Family Literacy Day
January 25, 2014 9.00am – 12.00pm
Henry Grube Education Centre
Organized by the numerous partners of the ABC Family Literacy Day Committee, this day is filled with fun for families with young children. Many guest storytellers, singers, musicians, and athletes will interact with families. Every child will leave with a "new to me" book donated in the Heap the Honda challenge.
Join us to celebrate family literacy together.
One to One Children’s Literacy Program
Two 12 week sessions
Local elementary schools
This program trains volunteers in simple reading strategies so they can help children who are struggling with some aspect of their reading. Volunteer tutors read one to one with children at local elementary schools.
Next training sessions: September 30, 2014 from 9.00am -noon at the Henry Grube Education Centre; October 07, 2014 from 6.00pm -9.00pm at the Henry Grube Education Centre. Refresher/games training on October 27 from 630pm - 8.30pm To learn more about this program visit www.junctionliteracy.ca/one_to_one
To volunteer call Fiona Clare 250-372-9373
Partner Assisted Learning (PAL)
This free adult literacy program partners trained volunteer tutors with adult learners. Pairs work in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
To learn more about this program visit palkamloops.org
Contact: Erin Khelouiati 250-319-0371
Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week
January 20 -27, 2014
On January 27, 2014, Canadians from coast-to-coast will have 15 minutes of fun in support of Family Literacy Day®, an annual initiative developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage parents, children, teens and seniors to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.
In our own community, Interior Savings presents "Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week January 20-27, 2014 in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops, the City of Kamloops, KELLI, the Kamloops Daily News, School District 73, and many other organizations.
Together we are creating "Unplug and Play". This booklet will include activities and events families can participate in during Family Literacy Week. We invite you to celebrate Family Literacy Week with us by organizing an activity or hosting an event that brings families together. Family Literacy Week is about learning together as a family in fun and different ways. There are many ways to practice literacy together as a family - following a recipe, singing a song or playing a game are just a few ways to engage in literacy activities. For more ideas, please go to the national website http://abclifeliteracy.ca/en/celebrate-family-literacy-day.
Some of the celebrations and events already being planned are:
1.ABC Family Literacy Day at the Henry Grube, January 25, 2014, a fun filled morning for families with young children
2.Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive, January 4 – 27th
*Free family swims
*Story times at the libraries
Play big or play small, it really doesn’t matter.
Interior Savings Unplug and Play Schedule of Events
Many organizations are hosting free events for families to enjoy during Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy week, January 20-27. Pick up an Unplug and Play supplement with the free Schedule of Events at any Interior Savings branch, the libraries, the Y, TCC, Westsyde pool, HGEC, Kamloops Honda. Our Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/unplugandplayweek
Adult Team Spelling Challenge
May 14 @ 7.30am
KELLI and LinK present the 3rd Annual Adult Team Spelling Bee at Hotel 540 on May 14 at 7.30am, sponsored by New Gold. Teams of 8 participate to win the bragging rights to Kamloops Top Spellers! This is a fun team event! Mel Rothenburger will host and three very important folk will judge. Join Urban Systems, TRU and TRU Open Learning, School District 73, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council 73, Two Book Clubs, Aurora and Daybreak Rotary, Arjun Singh/ Councillors and Downtown Rotary, ICS, LinK Community Partners, Kamloops This Week and our elite sponsor New Gold for a gourmet breakfast and a mighty fun spelling challenge. 250-372-9373
Bright Red Book Bus
schools and parks
Come and visit the Bright Red Book Bus for a summer reading adventure! Tuesday: Kay Bingham 10-noon and Parkcrest 1 - 3pm; Wednesday: Bert Edwards 10-noon and Arthur Hatton 1-3pm; Thursday: Stuart Wood 10-noon and Marion Schilling 1-3pm; Friday: A E Perry 10-noon.
July 25 - Prince Charles Park; August 1 - Brocklehurst Park; August 8 - McDonald Park; August 15 - Riverside Park; August 22 - Centennial Park; August 29 - Prince Charles Park.
Children choose free books to take home and read. Sponsored by the Stollery Charitable Foundation.
Find us on Facebook www.facbook.com/BrightRedBookBus