Raise a Reader for all our sakes

Raise a Reader event on Nov. 15. Look for that week's Journal.

Dear Editor

Raise A Reader is a national program designed to increase awareness to support family literacy programs. It engages and fosters reading for children in their formative preschool and early school years. The focus is on families and children and encourages reading skills. Money raised from this stays in our area to benefit their residents.

This year, our Raise A Reader event will be held on Nov. 15 in the Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Spences Bridge area through the distribution of the Nov. 15 edition of The Journal. The donations we receive from this event will go to literacy activities and resources in this area. These resources and activities include free Book Draws held during the year and Family Literacy Night held in late January.

We hope that you will support Bridging to Literacy in its Raise a Reader event. Volunteers will be out in the area between 9 and 10 am. If you are not approached and would like to make a donation, please do so at Community Futures on Railway Avenue.

Thank you for supporting us in helping others with literacy.

Ann Belchan

Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Bridging to Literacy

Just Posted

Input sought from Cache Creek businesses on Downtown Vision plan

Attracting and retaining employees and businesses are priorities

Community Futures gets more funding to continue business support program

Programs such as Business Ambassadors help small businesses, not-for-profits, and First Nations

Make Children First’s CareFairs are going out with a bang

Folllowing changes to funding, upcoming CareFairs in the region will be the last ones ever held

Support available for those looking after loved ones with dementia

Despite the growing number of people with dementia, a stigma still surrounds it

Million Dollar Bursary program is back, but only until end of month

There’s still time for qualifying students to apply for this year’s bursaries

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

B.C. child killer denied mandatory outings from psychiatric hospital

The B.C. Review Board decision kept things status quo for Allan Schoenborn

Searchers return to avalanche-prone peak in Vancouver to look for snowshoer

North Shore Rescue, Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog teams and personnel will be on Mt. Seymour

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

B.C. pot giant Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million

Tilray will pay $150 million in cash and $127.5 million in stock.

Tears, flowers at impromptu memorial for Syrian children killed in Halifax fire

The family had only lived in the Quartz Drive home for a few months

Most Read