Word up: Play Scrabble to benefit literacy programs

Campbell River Literacy Association to host fundraiser with popular word-spelling game Mar. 7

If you have a way with words and like to put it to the test, then the Campbell River Literacy Association’s 6th annual Scrabble Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7, is for you.

Players will enjoy three rounds of Scrabble after being matched up with others of similar ability as much as possible. Lunch, beverages, and snacks are provided for Scrabble players. Local businesses are supporting the event with the donation of prizes and food. Prizes will be awarded for areas such as top scores, random score, player bringing in the highest total in donations, and more.

The Campbell River Literacy Association is fundraising in support of their literacy programs. For over 14 years the Campbell River Literacy Association has been working hard to provide free programming such as Adult Literacy tutoring, Youth English as a Second Language tutoring, Computer literacy programming, Family Literacy, Aboriginal Family Literacy and a Timeless Treasures Program. They train volunteer tutors, who work one-on-one or in small groups with learners to improve literacy skills. If you know someone who could benefit from improving their literacy skills contact the Campbell River Literacy Association at 250-923-1275.

The fundraiser will run from 10 a.m. Р2 p.m. in the Robron Centre’s library, 740 Robron Road. Pre-registration is required. Registration packages may be picked up at the Robron Centre room number #A121A or Coho Books. Completed registrations must be received at one of the two locations by Thursday February 26th 2015.

More than 100 volunteer tutors work with the Literacy Association to provide one-on-one and small group tutoring for people working to improve their literacy skills.