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Play Scrabble for Campbell River Literacy Association programs

Break out the dictionary, the fifth annual Campbell River Literacy Assoiation Scrabble Fundraiser returns March 1. - Photo submitted
Break out the dictionary, the fifth annual Campbell River Literacy Assoiation Scrabble Fundraiser returns March 1.
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The Campbell River Literacy Association is hosting their fifth annual Scrabble Fundraiser Saturday March 1.

“Everyone loves to play scrabble and beat their friends, now they will have the chance to raise money for a good cause,” says Julina Spetch, CR Literacy Association ESL Coordinator.

Players will enjoy three rounds of Scrabble. Players will be matched up with others of similar ability as much as possible. Lunch, beverages, and snacks are provided for Scrabble players. Local businesses are supporting the event with the donation of prizes and food.

Prizes will be awarded for areas such as top scores, random score, player bringing in the highest total in donations, and more.

The Campbell River Literacy Association is fundraising in support of their literacy programs. For over 14 years the Campbell River Literacy Association has been working hard to provide free programming such as adult literacy tutoring, youth and adult English as a Second Language tutoring, computer literacy programming, an English Conversation class, Family Literacy, Aboriginal Family Literacy and a Timeless Treasures Program. They train volunteer tutors, who work one-on-one or in small groups with learners to improve literacy skills.

If you know someone who could benefit from improving their literacy skills contact the Campbell River Literacy Association at 250-923-1275.

The fundraiser will run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Robron Centre’s library, 740 Robron Road. Pre-registration is required.

Registration packages may be picked up at the Robron Centre room number #A121A or Coho Books. Completed registrations may be dropped off at the same locations.

More than 100 volunteer tutors work with the Literacy Association to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring for people working to improve their literacy skills.

Contact Julina Spetch at 250-923-1275 or email: info@literacyforall.ca

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