Category: NEWS

New Website now Available!

Website Screenshot

We have now finished building the new, improved and exciting website found here: http://www.writetoreadbc.com/   We are also working on a Fundraising Event, where we will be showing everyone the “Wai Way” Documentary about the Write to Read Project in…

Halalt library makes news in Cowichan Valley

The opening of the new library at Halalt by new Lt. Governor Judy Guichon was covered by local news media. As project coordinator Bob Blacker explained, the library is like a community centre, designed to suit the needs of many.…

New Lt. Governor Judy Guichon opens library

More than 1,750 books already lined the shelves at the Halalt/ Lyackson Community Library Wednesday morning but Lt. Governor Judith Guichon added to the collection with a donation of her own during the building’s official opening. More

A visit from Big Bob inspires Lions Gate Club

Why would any organization take on the task of “partnering” with a remote First Nations community whom they have never met?  Why shoulder the task of fundraising and the other attendant details that emanate from such a commitment? For members…

Lions Gate Rotary of North Vancouver partners with Oweekeno

It may seem a strange mix, but an upscale Vancouver community organization has agreed to “partner” with a remote First Nations band to promote literacy and other initiatives. The Lionsgate Rotary Club of North Vancouver has made an official commitment…

Write to Read project detailed in major Vancouver Sun column

The Write to Read Project finally went “public” on Tuesday October 2nd when highly acclaimed Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume wrote a detailed explanation of the project on the editorial pages of the Vancouver Sun. This excellent outline of the…

Video explains the Write to Read Project

The Write to Read project is “community based,” which means it is not underwritten by any level of government or other funding mechanism. The project needs books, computers, donations, volunteers, mentors and skills from people like you. The purpose, history…

Canadian Aboriginal Literacy Levels Need to Improve

Articles in recent newspapers, such as the Vancouver Sun, have unearthed a worrisome trend. While computer and general literacy levels are high in Canada (92.5 percent in British Columbia) in aboriginal communities they remain very low. Nobody knows for sure…