Revelstoke to Play for Literacy!

On January 27 Canadians from coast-to-coast will Play for Literacy in support of Family Literacy Day®, an annual initiative developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage parents and children to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day.

Play for Literacy includes all types of play that encourages literacy and numeracy development, and comprehension skills, such as board games, card games and word games. Games, and the carefree act of playing, provide a fun outlet in which individuals of all ages can engage in activities that inherently provide new learning or opportunities to improve one’s reading, writing, math and comprehension skills.

There are numerous ways in which families can come together to play and learn. Implementing a weekly game night, for example, provides moments of laughter, learning and friendly competition.

Celebrate Family Literacy Week in Revelstoke by participating in one of the fabulous events being hosted.

Revelstoke Reads will be taking place throughout January!

Nominate your favourite books in four categories: children, young adult, adult fiction

and adult non-fiction.  Send your nominations to or call 250-837-6669 and be entered to win a gift certificate to Grizzly Books. Let’s find out what Revelstoke Reads!  Results will be posted on The Current in February!

The Goose is Loose and splashin’ in the pool.  Join Mother Goose facilitators at the Aquatic Centre on January 25 at 10 am and January 26 at 6:30 pm for Giggle, Sing and Swim!  This is a free event for families. Thank you to the City of

Revelstoke for their support.

Grab your family and head to the library between January 22 and January 29 for the Family Scavenger Hunt.  Find the clues and enter your family to win one of three fabulous Family Game Night Baskets!

Local elementary schools will be celebrating literacy week as well!  Parents as Literacy Supporters (PALS) will take place at Arrow Heights, Mount Begbie and Mountain View Elementary.  Parents of Primary Students (POPS) will take place at Columbia Park Elementary.

For more information on local family literacy programs and events contact the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy at 250-837-6669 or email Tracy Spannier at