October 18, 2010
This week, we have a story written by Janice Shaw, from Calgary, Alberta. Janice has been recently enrolled in literacy classes at Calgary Learns. In 2002, she won the Life of Learning Award (LOLA) in 2002 - Adult learner category. The LOLA awards honour outstanding contributions to lifelong learning in Calgary.
Receiving the life time learning award was a great honour for me. To have a plaque I could display in my office with the saying "life of learning award" was such a gift I was so proud to display. It was amazing to be given an award to celebrate me and my achievements,… After reading the letters written for my nomination package I never doubted myself again. It gave me pride and self appreciation that to this day stays with me.
[This story was taken with permission, from LOLA Storybook 2010, published by Calgary Learns.]