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Celebrate Family Literacy Day

City declares week of Jan. 25-31, 2015, as Family Literacy Week in Cranbrook.

  • Jan. 27, 2015 9:00 a.m.

On Friday, Jan. 23, Cranbrook Acting Mayor Wes Graham presented representatives of the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) with a proclamation declaring the week of Jan. 25-31, 2015, as Family Literacy Week in Cranbrook.

And today, Tuesday, Jan. 27, is Family Literacy Day, a day to promote literacy activities in families.

CBAL, the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and the Cranbrook Public Library is hosting a celebration of Family Literacy Day tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Manual Training Centre.

Students’ writing projects will be recognized, the winner of the 2014 Literacy Award will be announced, and refreshments, games and activities will be on offer. The event kicks off at  5:30 pm with the family activities and then refreshments at about 6:45pm, with the Cranbrook Clicks launch at 7pm. Presentations to follow.

Pictured , left to right: Lisa Zemek, StrongStart Co-ordinator at Steeples School; Lynn Hauptman, Superintendent of School District 5; Katherine Hough, Cranbrook Community Literacy Coordinator with Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy; Cranbrook Acting Mayor Wes Graham; Daily Townsman Publisher Karen Johnston; Ursula Brigl, Chief Librarian at the Cranbrook Public Library