Literacy Day approaching


A new chapter of events is set to take place in Fort St. John.

Jan. 27 marks Family Literacy Day and the city has set up an entire day dedicated to supporting the cause.

Various Fort St. John establishments will be promoting the day ahead of schedule.

On Jan. 12, Patch Java will open its doors for a lunchtime family play time.

CJ Java’s will also open its doors on the 19 and the Cultured Café for the same cause. Taylor pre-school will hold a pre-school Play for Literacy on the 26.

On Literacy Day, Patch Java will be hosting various events throughout the afternoon and into the evening, including ‘Eat and Play’, a game time on the WOW bus, a Pictionary play-off and a dramatic Munsch reading.

The Fort St. John Library will also be taking part in its own festivities by hosting a Scrabble tournament starting at 7 p.m.

A few schools have also decided to become involved in the day’s events. Alwin Holland Elementary School will be hosting a Read and Feed for students. CM Finch Elementary School will be having a Game Time afternoon for students, and finally, Robert Ogilvie Elementary will be throwing a Literacy Night for parents and students, providing snacks and hot chocolate for participants.

For more information on the above events, please contact the following individuals.

Patch Java: Erin Collins, 250-262-2088
Alwin Holland Elementary- Jan Pope, 250-785-6125
CM Finch Elementary- Helen Gilbert, 250-785-8580
Robert Ogilvie Elementary- Ashley Prontact, 250-785-3704

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