CBAL Coordinators Liz Gillis (left) and Rhonda Palmer (right) flank Nakusp resident Linda Dixon by the Overwaitea.

Learning the ABCs with CBAL and ALN

Extra, extra! Read all about it! CBAL teams up with ALN to raise money for literacy!

Extra, extra! Read all about it! CBAL teams up with ALN to raise money for literacy!

If you were heading to the Overwaitea or the post office last Wednesday, you may have been gently accosted by someone from Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) or the Arrow Lakes News. The temporary return of the newsies was part of the Reach a Reader campaign to raise awareness and funds for literacy.

“CBAL provides several different kinds of literacy programs in and around Nakusp, and ALN both relies on and promotes literacy, so the partnership just makes sense. And it was a fun time,” said ALN Associate Editor Claire Paradis.

“We had a great turn out of volunteers and staff to help us with the Reach a Reader campaign in Nakusp,” said Adult Literacy Co-ordinator Liz Gillis, “Thank you to all of the Arrow Lakes News, Nakusp businesses and local community members for their time and generosity.”

The day in the sun resulted in $655 being collected in Nakusp for CBAL.