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|LITERACY PARTNERS OF QUEBEC||SEPT. 2002 - VOLUME 8||ISSUE 4||PG.1|
AGM & Program
LPQ will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2002.
At that time, we will present a report on activities of the past year and an audited financial statement. We will also elect a new board for 2002 - 2003.
In keeping with tradition, a program will follow the AGM. However, in a departure from tradition, the AGM and the program which follows will be open to members of LPQ only. The program will be a three-hour Board Training session which will be most valuable to any of our member organizations who have Boards.
LPQ members will be receiving more details in the mail and are also invited to call the office for more information.
Shakespeare for Literacy
As a sponsor of Repercussion Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park series, The Gazette invited LPQ to have a table at Westmount Park for the performance on August 15. RECLAIM joined us for the evening, and proceeds for literacy were shared by LPQ and RECLAIM.
Raise a Reader, in Partnership with The Gazette
LPQ has been invited by Canwest/Global and The Gazette to be a partner in this exciting national fundraising program to support and encourage literacy for children.
Raise-a-Reader is a unique project aimed at increasing awareness for children's literacy programs in Quebe. Now in its seventh year in Vancouver, Montreal will see its first Raise-a-Reader campaign this year.
In addition to LPQ other beneficiaries of Raise-a-Reader include The Canadian Institute for the Blind and La fondation québecoise pour l'alphabétisation. Proceeds received by LPQ from this project will be passed on to our current members who are involved in children's reading programs and/or Family Literacy.
The Montreal launch will take place on October 3, 2002. Watch for more details in The Gazette and on Global TV.
Come Read With Me A Joint Project at LPQ
In partnership with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, LPQ will carry out a very exciting project called, Come Read With Me.
Impetus for this project is based on the fact that language is an integral part of one's identity. Use and pride in an individual's language are essential to community survival. Good literacy skills are fundamental to good language skills. As a result, literacy and the love of reading, writing and the spoken word are a priority for Quebec's English-speaking community and its school system. Come Read With Me will focus on this audience.
Presented as a classroom activity, students will have the opportunity to participate in a writing contest. Teachers will introduce their classes to the work of several living authors that will include biographical information about these authors. During this time when authors are being introduced, the students will be read or they will read themselves (depending on age and level) stories or books.
Students will then be asked to choose their favourite author, book or story and create an expression of their own which was prompted by the experience of having read or heard the work of one of the specific authors introduced by this activity.
Those who wish, will submit their final product to the contest. At the end of the school year, winners in each participating school board will be announced.
More details will follow in the mail.
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