On behalf of Black Press (Castlegar News) Christine Esovoloff and son Max accept a Champion of Literacy award from Alana Murdoch.

Castlegar News among Champions for Literacy Award winners

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy presented Champions for Literacy Awards


Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy recently honoured Champions for Literacy at a ceremony held at Selkirk College on June 25.

The group defines a Champion for Literacy as an individual, organization, service group or business that has contributed to literacy in the community.

Nominees were acknowledged with a certificate and gift.

Castlegar News (Black Press) was honoured to be one of this year’s recipients.

Other recipients were: Arlee Venier, Denise Currie, Gloria Boyle, Helenne Jones, Olga Jacinto, Sarah Fawcett, Sandra Wyllie, Kim Kratky, Lynnene Lewis, Amy Furman, June Van Arendonk, Corinne Svardfeldt and Zellstoff Celgar.

The Community Literacy Award was presented to Audrey Moore, former Castlegar librarian and mayor, for her outstanding commitment and dedication to literacy and the community.



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