Spelling put to the test

Literacy Now hosting third annual Adult Spelling Bee on Tuesday

The bee is coming! On Tuesday, the third annual Adult Spelling Bee returns to Penticton. From 7-9 a.m., teams of six to eight will be challenged to come up with the correct spelling of selected words in 60 seconds. This event will see the Penticton councillors and staff challenge the school trustees, the Whizbangs, Public Spelth, the Spell Cheques, Okanagan College, The Dog Eared Book Club and several other teams.

Or perhaps the championship title will be yours?

This event not only raises funds for literacy initiatives in our community, it raises awareness of how literacy impacts all of our lives: Almost half of all Canadian adults (48 per cent) have low literacy skills

With the new ‘knowledge economy’, globalization and advances in technology and communication, literacy has larger implications than ever before. It means something different to be literate in the digital age of the early 21st century North America than it did in the resource-based economy of B.C. of the 20th century.

With less than one week remaining, it’s time to pull your friends or staff together to challenge the bee.

A hot breakfast buffet will be provided as well as a charitable receipt on request. For more information and registration, call 250-462-0636 or see Literacynowso-s.ca.

We would like to thank the Western News for offering their generous support by promoting this event.

Joan Chambers,

literacy outreach co-ordinator

 

Literacy Now SO-S