Community celebrates Canada Literacy Day | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 19 Apr 2024 5pm

Community celebrates Canada Literacy Day

January is a time for families to reinforce the importance of reading in their lives during Family Literacy Day.
The Drumheller Community Learning Society is once again marking the occasion on Saturday, January 27. This year is special as it will be the 25th year that the event has been staged.
“We’re encouraging families and groups across the country to help celebrate 25 years of Family Literacy Day by throwing a family party of their own. Learning as a family not only helps to build strong literacy skills for both adults and children, but it also strengthens family bonds and ties,” says Alison Howard, Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada.
Literacy Coordinator in Drumheller Louise Henrickson says while Drumheller has not participated in all 25 years, it has become an important date in their schedule.
This year they are celebrating with a family carnival. It will be at the Badlands Community Facility from 2 -4 p.m. Participants can read and write their way through the carnival to a gold medallion.
For those who can’t make it out that weekend, discover these great ways to celebrate with your family at home. Go to

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