Reach a Reader fundraiser a success in Creston

Web Lead

  • Oct. 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Creston Valley Thunder Cats players pitched in on Thursday to help raise money for local literacy programs.

“I’m thrilled,” said Creston literacy co-ordinator Linda Steward on Oct. 10, as she walked away with nearly $350 in donations collected for the Reach a Reader program. “Do you know how many things we can do with that money?”

In exchange for donations to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), volunteers offered Thursday editions of the Creston Valley Advance to passersby at the Canyon Street Walkthrough and the Creston Valley Public Library. Among the volunteers were members of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats hockey team, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Larry Binks, Couns. Scott Veitch and Joanna Wilson and Advance staff.

“Literacy is important to a community in so many different ways,” said Advance publisher Lorne Eckersley. “We are proud to support the efforts of Linda Steward and CBAL year-round and we thank those who made contributions, and to volunteers who braved the chilly weather.”


Just Posted

RDCK calls for reversal of Sinixt extinction

The board opposed a land transfer to the Westbank First Nation this week

Creston police kept busy with unwanted guest complaints

Creston RCMP responded to 59 calls for assistance

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

Rural residents could face higher fire protection costs

Erickson and Arrow Creek property owners will pay more for fire protection

Brewery workers claim more job losses

Interior Brewery Workers Local 308 says that Labatt Breweries of Canada is manipulating data to justify the loss of jobs at Creston’s 50-year-old brewery.

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

‘An officer and a gentleman’: Const. John Davidson is laid to rest

Thousands attend memorial service for slain Abbotsford Police officer

VIDEO: Coquihalla closed both directions near Merritt

Detours are available via Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 1

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

PHOTOS: Procession and funeral for Const. John Davidson

Thousands attended celebration of life for Abbotsford police officer

Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

Thousands were fired from the military, RCMP and public service because of their sexual orientation

LIVE: BC Liberals kick off leadership debate in Nanaimo

Candidates’ forum is at noon at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

WATCH: Thousands gathering in Abbotsford for Const. John Davidson funeral procession

Celebration of life to follow at Abbotsford Centre at 1 p.m.

Most Read