Fort Nelson Family Literacy Day Celebrations Are Out of This World!

North Peace Savings & Credit Union partners with the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society to bring a SPACE themed Family Literacy Day event!


Fort Nelson, January 26th – Science demonstrations and interactive readings paired with snacks and refreshments will be used to celebrate this year’s Family Literacy Day in Fort Nelson! This fun for all ages event will take place at the Phoenix Theatre starting at4:00 pm.

 

North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) is proud to partner with the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society to bring awareness and support to the importance of literacy to Fort Nelson.  Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and has been held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the significance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family.

 

Seanah Blair, Executive Director, Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society shared her excitement for what they had up their sleeve for the 27th. “The activities we have planned give us a chance to increase awareness of the importance of family literacy and to engage the community in a fun way. Participants can look forward to a dynamic book reading followed by a science demonstration as well as snacks and refreshments.” It was also expressed that the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society was pleased that NPSCU was able to support this event, making it free for all families to attend.

 

Support for literacy is a key pillar under NPSCU’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Mitchel Chilcott, CEO, North Peace Savings & Credit Union further explained, “Literacy is the cornerstone to success and stability at all ages.” “We are proud to work with the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society to help people achieve their individual success and growth.”

 

During the day, kindergarten to grade three students in the Fort Nelson area can look forward to receiving activity booklets filled with family fun to kick start Family Literacy Day in the classroom. NPSCU and the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society look forward to celebrating Family Literacy Day with a Space themed evening event at the Phoenix Theatre!

 

About the Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society

The Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society is a non-profit organization devoted to lifelong learning. FNCLS promotes learning through tutoring, workshops, community events, capacity development, social development and community development. Our view of literacy is very broad and includes financial literacy, health literacy, physical literacy and emotional literacy. We exist to create literacy programming for adults and families and we support the literacy programing that is currently available in our community through other organizations. Our hope is that our work will allow our community to have a healthier population that is better prepared to enter the workforce, continue on to post-secondary education or give their knowledge and skills back the community. We strive to have the population see learning as a valuable commodity to be celebrated and shared.

 

About North Peace Savings & Credit Union

North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) is a full-service financial organization offering retail and business banking, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, NPSCU has proudly served the north for over 65 years.  With 12,000 members amongst its four branches, NPSCU remains committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves. NPSCU is the recipient of the National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.

 

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Heather Desarmia
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
North Peace Savings & Credit Union
10344 100 St. Fort St John, BC V1J 3Z1

250 793 0557

hdesarmia@npscu.ca