Heap the Honda Children's Book Drive Challenge
January 05- 26, 2013
Thank you to Kamloops Honda and the community for their wonderful support in donating over 40,000 books the past three years.
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 26, 2013 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
Next training sessions: January 28, 2013 from 9.00am -noon at the Henry Grube Education Centre; February 04, 2013 from 6.30pm -9.00pm at the Henry Grube Education Centre. Refresher/games training on February 18 from 9.00am - 11.00am 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: Janessa McKenzie 250-852-3091
Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week
January 20 -27, 2013
In our own community, Interior Savings presents "Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week January 20-27, 2013 in partnership with Literacy in Kamloops, the City of Kamloops, 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 26, 2013, a fun filled morning for families with young children
2.Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive, January 5 – 27th
*Free family swims
*Story times at the libraries
Play big or play small, it really doesn’t matter.
Vince Gowmon in Kamloops
Jan. 23 and 24 2013
"Remembering to Play is about remembering the essence of who we are, and finding meaningful, creative and authentic ways to express ourselves and engage life. Play is an important part of us that has never left. When we remember to play, we not only have a fabulous time, but we realize it has great benefits for our overall well-being." ~Vince Gowmon
PLAY AGAIN movie
January 24 at 7.00pm
"What they do not value, they will not protect. And what they do not protect, they will lose."
-Charles Jordan, PLAY AGAIN
"PLAY AGAIN is an award winning documentary directed by Tonje Hessen Schei, produced by Meg Merrill, and edited by David Bee. The soundtrack includes music from Icelandic band Sigur Ros and singer Kimya Dawson.
At a time when children spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world, PLAY AGAIN unplugs a group of media savvy teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure, documenting the wonder that comes from time spent in nature and inspiring action for a sustainable future.
This film encourages individuals, families, schools, and communities to examine their relationships with both screen technology and nature, and inspires them to take action to reconnect children to the natural world."
Interior Savings Unplug and Play Schedule of Events