Posted on October 12th 2019
Annual General Meeting
Place: David Livingstone Elementary School (315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver) Library
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Congratulations to the Executive Committee for 2019-2010
Past President – Mike Bowden (appointed)- District Principal Indigenous Education, Kamloops, B.C.
President – Carrie Froese – Principal David Livingstone Elementary School
Vice-President – Linda Klassen – Principal Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School
Membership Secretary – Kelly Patrick - Librarian at Point Grey Secondary School, VSB
Secretary – Polly Dobie - English Teacher at Point Grey Secondary School, VSB
Treasurer – Garth Brooks – retired / long time ILA member, actively planning and participating in ReadingBC events
Recommendation for Provincial Coordinator: Karen Addie - Elementary Resource teacher at York House
Thanks to the others who put their names forward for the election. Your efforts towards building a literacy presence in British Columbia through the BCLCILA are very much appreciated.
Kids' LitQuiz Canada
Posted on February 15th 2016
Four students from Tecumseh Elementary School recently placed 3rd in the Kids' Lit Quiz National competition in Toronto, Ontario. A Toronto team will be heading to New Zealand to compete in the World Competition 2016. See details in Inquire2Empower blog post (carriefroese.wordpress.com).
This competition does not have a reading list. It encourages wide reading and celebrates books. Next year the National competition is in Calgary, Alberta and the world competition will be in Toronto, Ontario. Check it out. You may want to enter a team.
Special Thanks to Vancouver Kidsbooks for their moral and financial support for both the provincial competition and supporting the BC winners in their competition in Toronto.
Vancouver Educators Get Involved
Posted on January 5th 2016
The project, Global Literacy Friendships, connects children from a grade six classroom in Vancouver and children in a no-fee paying school, Stand Tall Elementary Training Center, in Kampala, Uganda. (standtallelementary.org). ReadingBC (The British Columbia Literacy Council of the International Reading Association) will provide the funding for non-fiction books for use in Kampala classrooms. Children in a Vancouver School will provide strategy demonstrations through videotaped lessons for teachers and students in Uganda.