Nominate a champion now

Boundary-basred Champions of Literacy will be recognized on Thursday, October 2 at gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is sponsoring the 5th annual Champions of Literacy, a chance to honour individuals and organizations who have contributed to life-long learning in the Boundary.

The nomination deadline has been extended, but it is still looming large—tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 26), in fact.

If you know of someone or a group/business that has made a significant contribution to local literacy, fill out the online nomination form found at

Literacy is defined by Statistics Canada in its International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey as, “The ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities, at home, at work, and in the community to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.”

Moreover, “Literacy can include social, emotional, and interpersonal communication skills, the use of technology, and arts and creative expression.”

Nominate a Champion for Literacy and help celebration those who contribute to literacy in the Boundary. This can be a person or organization that has made a difference in your life—in the big world of literacy—making sense of the modern world.

The Champions Celebration will take place at gallery 2 in Grand Forks on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.


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