CBAL honours literacy volunteers

Josie Woodman named winner of 2012 Community Literacy Award in Revelstoke, 6 others recognized as Champions for Literacy.

Josie Woodman was named the winner of the 2012 Community Literacy Award in Revelstoke, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy announced on Friday.

Woodman was honoured for her volunteer work supporting the Okanagan College Adult Tutoring Program and CBAL’s One to One Children’s Literacy Program.

In addition, six community members were recognized as 2012 Champions for Literacy:

  • Shirley Berg was nominated for volunteering to support a Mount Begbie class by undertaking a Book Club program and providing one on one reading support to a student.
  • Jo Hawker was recognized for her commitment to learning, sharing knowledge and connecting with young learners in the One to One Reading Program.
  • Guy April was nominated for his commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Amanda Ringham’s nomination notes her dedication as an adult literacy volunteer and her passion for helping others.
  • Bonnie Teed was nominated for her dedication to children and the One to One Reading Program.
  • Janet Lemieux was nominated as a Champion for Literacy for her contributions to literacy spanning over a decade.  Janet is noted as a strong champion for adult literacy including her work to establish and sustain an adult literacy tutoring program in Revelstoke.

The awards honour community members who show a commitment to literacy; show innovation and creativity that inspires others to learn; support literacy work; or serve as a strong community advocate for literacy.

The winners will be recognized at a tea to be held in late September.