A message from Trustee Joan Cowden:
My sincere thanks to all the elementary school administrators who participated in Raise a Reader Day on September 26th. As you are aware, that morning between 8:00 - 8:30, sixteen schools raised $1456.82. The Provincial Government has now matched those funds at 74% which is about 10% higher than we anticipated. So including the matching funds, our schools raised over $2500. Congratulations to all of you! All of this money will go directly towards supporting programs like: Come Read With me, One to One Reading Program, Bright Red Bookshelves, Parent Child Mother Goose, etc.
In Kamloops, we raised over $110,000 which is amazing. We were 4th in the province! I look forward to working with all of you again next September. Thanks again for supporting Raise A Reader! Your help was most appreciated!