Would read out loud in a house? With a mouse? In a car? In a tree?
If you did, you could win some great prizes, thanks to a fun new contest by the Chilliwack Learning Society. For this year’s City-wide Literacy Challenge, they are asking readers to speak up and be heard. Challenge yourself and others to read out loud and anywhere during the month of February. Then, let the CLS know about it by dropping them a message on their Facebook page, by email, or by dropping off or mailing a note, story or drawing about your experience.
Get those stories and drawings in by March 5, to be considered for the prizes.
So far, they say, they’ve heard from Dave Denault and Kevin Pentland, who read The Little Engine That Could to a group of friends having dinner together in a restaurant. Even the waitress wanted to join in and listen to the story, they explained.
And a group of 28 people of all ages read an assortment of books out loud to literacy and Rotary volunteers at the Jan. 31 Chiefs game.
“It’s all so fun, and reading out loud is really good for us,” said Debbie Denault, literacy outreach coordinator for the Chilliwack Learning Society.
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Chilliwack Learning Society is located at 8472 Harvard Place.