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Construction Response Team

ONSTRUCTION RESPONSE TEAM Ken MATSUZAKI Mike McKINNON (BUILT CONSTRUCTION) – Mike is our building cost estimator. This is our newest team for W2R. The team came about from the necessity for W2R to build LEARNING CENTRES for this communities who…

Write to Read opens latest library in Quatsino

Gov JUDITH GUICHON

Where the heck is Quatsino, you ask? According to Wikipedia, it’s “a small hamlet of 91 people located on Quatsino Sound in Northern Vancouver Island, only accessible by boat or float plane.” Well, that’s not entirely correct. It’s a village,…

Documentary about Write to Read now in production

Thanks to a grant from Optik TV, a branch of Telus, a 6-part documentary series about Write to Read is in production with a due date of May 2017. The series will be comprised of 5-minute segments (approximately) each telling…

Planning ahead for 2017

With some delays in 2016, the Write to Read Project is in full swing for 2017. According to W2R Leader Bob Blacker, here is what we are looking at now, with more to come. • Finishing of the final designs…

Rotary club on a Mission for literacy

As all followers of the Write to Read Project are aware, Rotary clubs around the province volunteer to partner with First Nations communities who want to participate in our literacy initiative. The clubs choose those projects that interest them, plan…

The long and winding road to Lax Kw’alaams

Members of the Mission Rotary club recently delivered shelving to the Write to Read library located in the school in the village of Lax Kw’alaams. Simple enough, or so it sounds. The reality was a little different. Here’s how it…

Write to Read profiled again in Vancouver Sun

The editorial page of the Vancouver Sun contains an OpEd article about W2R on Tuesday, Dec 15. Written by Write to Read publicist Michael McCarthy, his opinion piece suggests that monies possibly directed by the federal government towards yet another…

Nooaitch library opening a great success

It was a warm and sunny day on October 3rd when Her Honour Judy Guichon, the Lt. Governor of BC, arrived to open the 11th Write to Read library in the community of Nooaitch, near Merritt. A large crowd of…