Gateway Gazette

Literacy for Life: Programs, Horses, Busy Bees, Raffles and so Much More!

 

Raffle

Notice:  The Date of Draw has been changed to January 27th 2016 – Family Literacy Day.  Buy your raffle ticket for only $10.00 a ticket. The tickets will be on sale at the High River Christmas Market and Craft Fair December 4th and 5th.  These make GRATE Stocking Stuffers!  Tickets can also be purchased at the Museum of the Highwood.  Contact 403-652-5090 or email info@litforlife.com to get more information on how to get your tickets.

Win one of these fabulous prizes:

  • Pebble Beach Golf, flights, hotel wine and food for two
  • Las Vegas – flights, hotel and  VIP seats for your choice of one select top show in Las Vegas for 2.
  • Orlando Adventure – hotel, flights and  1-day tickets to SeaWorld Orlando and 1-day/1-park tickets to Universal Resort Orlando – For 4

All funds are directed back to the community to run Literacy for Life’s programs.  Please support a GRATE cause!

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Shamu at Sea World in Orlando
Shamu at Sea World in Orlando

Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee was a GRATE success.

Carol Thompson with the KayHive
Carol Thompson with the KayHive

The Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee was held on October 3rd, 2015  at the historical Wales Theatre in High River.  John Barlow was our MC and Darrel Janz graciously agreed to be the Honorary chair of this event.

The contest was won by team KayHive, made up of Mary Kay representatives Carol Thompson, Jackie Bond and Marina Cottim-Moreira from Okotoks. Congratulations ladies! Team Wild Roses, led by Marianne Dickson from Wild Rose Community Connections, was named the team that raised the most money for Literacy for Life.

Syed Kidwai, owner of the Wales Theatre, donated the space to Literacy for Life in order to hold the spelling bee. Allan Boss was this year’s master pronouncer, while the judges were Deb Gardiner, Alaine Kowal and Sandra Wiebe. Town councillor Cathy Couey acted as timekeeper.

 

John Barlow
John Barlow
Darrell Janz
Darrell Janz
Allan Boss
Allan Boss

Bees

 

Horses

Spruce Meadows Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up Initiative sponsored by the Calgary Sun and Conoco Phillips!

Thank you to Doug Howard for purchasing our entry into the Spruce Meadows Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up Initiative.

Doug Howard, Chair of Literacy for Life presenting horse to Executive Director of Literacy for Life
Doug Howard, Chair of Literacy for Life presenting horse to Executive Director of Literacy for Life

The horse is now on  display in the MD/Town Office in High River.

Completed-2015The organization believes that literacy is more than books. As reflected in the design of the horse, it is critical that individuals have a foundation that starts at birth and skills continue to build throughout life. The river rocks represent the foundation. The rocks start small at the hoof of the horse with a symbol of a music note to represent the rhythm and rhymes of early language development. The rocks become bigger as you move up the horse with the symbols of ABC representing the development of more formal language and literacy skills and on to the largest rocks with our dancing happy person from LFL’s logo representing a healthy, happy adult. The blue represents the river of learning with endless opportunities and the darker colors represent the bumps and turbulence that many people face as they develop the literacy and learning skills they need for success in life, work and community. This marvelous piece of art was created in house, by Nicole Levesque, Program Coordinator.

Programs

Winter Program Registration:  9:00 am on December 7th 2015.  Go online or call office at 403.652.5090

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