Support ‘reaching readers’

The Boundary Creek Times will be selling copies of the Oct. 10 issue with proceeds going to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

Local residents will have an opportunity to directly recognize and support literacy programs that touch them at the community level when the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) and Black Press team up to present the 2013 Reach a Reader Event.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, The Boundary Creek Times will be sold outside of the newspaper office at 318 South Copper, with your donation going directly to literacy programs in the Boundary delivered through CBAL, a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 to promote literacy and life-long learning throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary communities.

Their vision is that local communities will be healthy, inclusive and committed to literacy and learning as lifelong and life-wide activities.

CBAL works closely with libraries, schools, colleges and other community partners in local communities to offer a variety of paths to learning.

Local needs are identified and prioritized through ongoing meetings with key partners from each community. The West Boundary Literacy Group meets twice a year.

In fact, they will be meeting this Friday in the Midway Library. Discussion topics will include computer workshops, and other computer learning opportunities in the West Boundary, an update on the Empowering Seniors project and a look at the West Boundary pieces of the District- Community Literacy Plan—a three-year plan that was adopted last April.

CBAL walks the walk when it comes to life-long learning in the West Boundary and the Reach a Reader Event on Oct. 10 is an excellent opportunity to give back.

Watch for next week’s edition of the Times for more information or contact Sheila Dobie, community literacy co-ordinator for the Boundary at


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