CBAL’s Family Literacy Day Celebration

Heidi Romich named this year's Cranbrook Literacy Champion

This year’s Literacy Champion was Heidi Romich (centre)

This year’s Literacy Champion was Heidi Romich (centre)

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) hosted its annual Family Literacy Day celebration Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Manual Training Centre in Cranbrook. The event featured games, activities, community gathering, the recognition of this year’s Literacy Champion, and presentations to the participants in the school writing project (the theme this year was “Let’s Play”). Along with CBAL, partners and sponsors include the Cranbrook Daily Townsman, the Cranbrook Public Library and School District 5. Barry Coulter photos

Top picture: Pictured  with Karen Johnston (Publisher, Cranbrook Daily Townsman) and Jason Tischauer (Director of  Student Learning and Aboriginal Education for School District 5) are Pinewood Principal Karen Giles and students Faith Skinner, Kya Chisholm, Karyssa Quinton, Logan Halliday, Preston Czernicki and Kaz Napl.

Middle picture: Pictured above with Karen Johnston (Publisher, Cranbrook Daily Townsman) and Jason Tischauer (Director of  Student Learning and Aboriginal Education for School District 5) are TM Roberts Principal Brenda Tyson and students Kairi Bissell and Justin Stewart.

Bottom picture: Gordon Terrace Principal Michelle Sartorel and students Shelby Emsley, Jayden Donald, Jett Desrosiers, Talon Ackerman and Jordan Willmott.