Literacy is Life
Vancouver’s first ever Literacy Month is in full swing. Decoda Literacy Solutions kicked off events with a flag-raising at Vancouver City Hall on UNESCO-designated International Literacy Day.
Local dignitaries including City Councillor Kerry Jang joined Decoda representatives at the Commemorative Flag Plaza to launch Literacy Month and Literacy is Life, the literacy organization’s month-long awareness and fundraising campaign.
What’s more, BC Place, Canada Place, Science World and the main entrance of the provincial Legislature in Victoria lit up in Decoda purple that evening in support of Iiteracy in BC.
The Literacy is Life campaign will run through the end of September and features a fun team trivia challenge to raise funds to support the provision of literacy resources in 400 communities throughout BC. Companies, organizations, and members of the public are encouraged to get a team together in support of the campaign.
The Vancouver Literacy Team Trivia Challenge takes place on September 29 at Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery on Smithe Street from 6-9pm.
The campaign also offers a letter writing contest whereby children, youth and adults are asked to explain what literacy means to them, how it has impacted their lives and what they have done to increase literacy in their community.
To get involved and learn more about the resources available go to www.literacyislife.ca or keep an eye out for #literacy is life!