Reach a reader program a big success

The Reach a Reader program hit the streets Thursday in Castlegar with employees from the Castlegar News along with Castlegar Rebel players, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) staff, as well as mayor Lawrence Chernoff and councillor Deb McIntosh collecting donations around the city in exchange for copies of the Castlegar News and literature outlining CBAL various literacy programs in the community.

Castlegar News employees Theresa Hodge and Cindy Amaral hand out copies of the paper and information on CBAL as part of the Reach a Reader program on Thursday at Canadian Tire.

Castlegar News employees Theresa Hodge and Cindy Amaral hand out copies of the paper and information on CBAL as part of the Reach a Reader program on Thursday at Canadian Tire.

The Reach a Reader program hit the streets Thursday in Castlegar with employees from the Castlegar News along with Castlegar Rebel players, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) staff, as well as mayor Lawrence Chernoff and councillor Deb McIntosh collecting donations around the city in exchange for copies of the Castlegar News and literature outlining CBAL various literacy programs in the community.

“Thanks for all the community support on Castlegar’s first Reach a Reader Day!” said Alana Murdoch, community literacy coordinator for CBAL. “We raised $795.20 for literacy program in Castlegar. We could not have done it without our partnership with Black Press and help from our volunteers, including the Castlegar Rebels and Mayor Chernoff. Special thanks to Chris Hopkyns and the Castlegar News for helping to make it all happen.”