Literacy celebration Friday

  • Jun. 1, 2005 6:00 a.m.

Come down to the Queen Charlotte Visitor Information Centre tomorrow night at 7 pm to see the unveiling of this year’s Hospital Day photo contest, themed ‘Photos of Literacy’.
The Hospital Day committee and the Haida Gwaii Learning Circle Society collaborated on this year’s contest “to expand people’s ideas about what literacy is all about,” said Learning Circle coordinator Alison Gear.
The photos will be displayed at the VIC June 3-17, and then at the community hall on Hospital Day June 18, said Ms Gear. People can vote for their favourite at any time. The grand prize is $100.
The unveiling is part of a celebration of literacy that includes story telling by Josina Davis and Diane Brown. Families can chose a free book and make a puppet, said Ms Gear.
“It’s also an opportunity to acknowledge our business sponsors,” said Ms Gear. Over 25 businesses and organizations on the islands have supported literacy initiatives over the last five years, and the Haida Gwaii Learning Circle Society wants to recognize their contribution.