Thanks to outgoing area LOC

letter to the editor from Susan Ross, Lower North Thompson Learning & Literacy Committee

To the editor;

On behalf of the Lower North Thompson Learning & Literacy Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Barb Gordon, for her tireless work bringing learning and literacy opportunities to our area.

During her time as the literacy coordinator, the number of programs and opportunities Barb has initiated are numerous and include: Partner Assisted Literacy (PAL), Tutor training, Bright blue bookshelves, Parent library at Barriere elementary (sexual health books), Power of Being a Girl, Celebration of the Arts, Facebook workshop, Fly fishing workshop, and Wellness Fair (BES).

Barb is responsible for the magnifying sheets available at local businesses for those who have forgotten their glasses.  Through the Raise-A-Reader she has raised thousands of dollars for local literacy programs.

Thank you Barb for your vision and your dedication.  You are a joy and an inspiration to work with, and we wish you all the best in your future plans.

Susan Ross

Lower North Thompson Learning & Literacy Committee