It is time for nominations for the fourth annual Creston Community Literacy Award, and this year, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s Creston branch is looking for nominations of the “unsung heroes” of literacy.
Nominations are not being accepted of professionals or people who do literacy work as part of their jobs, like teachers, literacy program facilitators or co-ordinators. CBAL is interested in hearing about everyday people who have really made a difference to someone’s life through literacy and learning.
So who should you nominate? Maybe it’s a grandparent who really believes reading is the most important thing a child can learn and teaches their grandchild to love reading. Or, perhaps, a volunteer tutor who spends hundreds of hours a year helping someone learn English or to read. It could be a business or boss who pays for employees to take a needed course, or a community organization that supports learning and literacy.
Nomination forms can be picked up at the CBAL office (in the Visitor Centre), the Creston and District Public Library or downloaded from www.cbal.org/creston.html. The deadline for nominations is June 17. A local advisory committee will deliberate and choose this year’s winner, and all nominees will be honoured, and the award given, at a community celebration on Sept. 6 for International Literacy Day.
Please take the time to give a pat on the back to someone who really deserves it by nominating them for the 2013 Creston Community Literacy Award.
—COLUMBIA BASIN ALLIANCE FOR LITERACY