The PGI Learner Achievement Award was established in 1992
to "reward and encourage individuals who distinguish themselves while engaged
in literacy programs throughout Canada." The Learner Achievement Award was
first awarded at the Briars tournament in Sutton, Ontario, and has since become
a key part of every PGI.
The presentation of the award is a reminder to all
participants of the real reason they are playing at the tournament - to
celebrate literacy and to encourage and support learners all over the country.
This year the PGI Tournament took place on June 12, 2002 and the presentation
of the award took place at the Tournament. This is a special year for PGI as it
is the 10th anniversary of the event in this province. The
opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of learners at the special event
was an honor.
Information of the eligibility criteria for the award is
The student must be an adult.
The student is planning to continue in a program.
The student has attended some type of program for at
least six months, preferably one year.
The student's attendance is excellent.
The student must have a recommendation from a teacher or
The student should have shown exceptional progress.
The student must fill out an application, but the
teacher or tutor can help the student to do this.
The recipient should be enrolled in a basic literacy
program not to exceed the GED level.
(Note: This is not a scholarship for post-secondary
For more information on how to nominate a learner for
this award and to obtain an official "Learner Achievement Award" application,
please contact the Literacy Development Council