June 11, 2001
This week, we are launching three stories written by students from Taber, Alberta. As a special event you can read their stories as well as hear them.
The Taber & District Adult Literacy Program began in 1987. The program is located in the Provincial Building in Taber, Alberta. Taber is a small community of approximately 7700 residents. This small community is agriculture and oil industry based. Taber is also known all over Alberta and Canada as the Corn Capital of Canada. Today, the Taber & District Adult Literacy Program offers a variety of programs to improve reading and writing skills. Some of the programs offered are one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, family literacy, English As A Second Language classes and Books For Babes. We currently have 60 students and 33 tutors in our program.
The following two poems were written by Nicole Strugari, from Taber, Alberta. Nicole is married to a wonderful man and has a 4-year-old son. She has lived in Taber, Alberta for the past 18 years. She works for the Taber Special Needs Society. This job has enabled her to accept who she is and she is working on bettering herself. Nicole has been a part of the Taber & District Literacy Program for the past seven months. She has always found enjoyment through writing stories and poems about life lessons.
Play an audio version of this story
My son has blonde hair, blue eyes and is full of energy.
He is the light of my life.
Every morning he wakes with a smile, which lasts all day.
He can drive you just, shy of going over the edge.
But with in a split second will make the moment the best you have had that day.
For now he is an only child it will stay this way until there is 2 of me or half of him
I would not change him for the world. Every day I'm thankful for who he is, and hope that he will never change.
Written in June 2000