Linda Steward (right)

Linda Price receives 2013 Creston Community Literacy Award

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  • Sep. 10, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Linda Steward, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) Creston co-ordinator, presented literacy volunteer Linda Price with the annual Creston Community Literacy Award at the Creston and District Public Library on Sept. 5.

This was the second nomination for Price, who had been an English as a second language tutor in Creston and Calgary for many years. While most tutors help only pupil at a time, she has had three concurrently, and volunteered 425 hours with CBAL in the last six years.

“She is very passionate about helping others, particularly those from other countries, and is the chair of the Creston Refugee Committee, and part of the Welcoming Communities advisory table in Creston,” said her nomination. “She makes sure that new families get ESL training and the help they need, and has even talked a few of her friends into becoming ESL tutors!”

Also nominated for the 2013 award were Henry Schoof, Maryann Morgan, Gail Kitt and an anonymous donor who contributes $5,000 annually for library reading programs.

Previous winners were Kootenay Employment Services (2010), Family Place (2011) and former Creston librarian Ann Day (2012).

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