Windermere Valley Community Literacy Coordinator
712B – 10th Street., Invermere
Monday 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm
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Contact Hannah Wong at 250-341-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about our FREE programs? See the program descriptions below.
Children and Family Literacy Programs
A Book Under Every Tree is a program where books are gathered by donation during November and early December for distribution to families receiving Christmas Bureau hampers.
Baby Goose is a program for parents or caregivers with babies and toddlers up to 18 months old that encourages early language development through rhymes, songs, finger-plays and stories.
Books for Babies gives a book bag to every family with a new baby containing books, community connections, and information about the importance of reading, singing and rhyming with very young children.
Books for Toddlers gives a book bag to every family at the child’s 24-month immunization meeting at the Public Health Unit. This bag contains a book suitable for reading to a toddler and related literacy activities.
Guys Read is an activity-filled lunch hour for boys in Grades 5 through 7, promoting a lifelong love of reading. It combines a book club experience with related games, snacks, and hands-on creative projects, delivered with materials and topics especially of interest for young male readers.
Learn Along is an opportunity for parents and their three to five year olds to share playtime, projects and early learning. The program will include 10 weeks of Love To Learn, where parents will learn ways to support their children’s readiness for kindergarten. This will be followed by 10 weeks of additional learning topics, such as media awareness, parenting skills, family budgeting and nutrition.
One to One Reading Program is a reading program in which trained community volunteers read with children in schools.
Windermere Valley StrongStart Outreach Program takes place throughout the school year, each day of the week in different schools. Families “learn through play” and enjoy gym, circle and snack time facilitated by an Early Childhood Education professional.
Adult Literacy Programs
Adult Tutoring pairs trained volunteers to work with English speakers or English as a Second Language learners who wish to improve their reading, writing, and oral language skills.
The NEW Basics – Computers for Adults is a program for those who want to build their confidence in using computers. This course starts with the basics and builds from there and no prior knowledge of computers is required.
WorkBC Workshops offers instruction and assistance with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, internet and e-mail, job search and many others, as well as referrals for literacy tutoring and essential skills.
Canada On Camera is a new project for both newcomers and long-term residents to capture images of inclusion and exclusion in their community. Workshops will be held on basic photography, and each participant will receive two of their prints after they have been framed and publicly displayed.
Getting to Know Your iPad is a program to become familiar and build basic skills on the learners’ own tablets and smartphones. Each lesson includes time to get help with individual questions.
Learning to Learn workshops help participants improve their academic skills in preparation for entering or advancing their post-secondary education or skills training. The program will include study skills, test-taking tips and essay practice, as well as individualized assessment and assistance.
Settlement Services provide LINC English language classes as well as community connections and referrals to welcome immigrants and refugees to the Columbia Valley and help them to feel at home in their new community.
Telling Our Life Stories is a writing program for adults with stories to tell. Participants will gain writing skills, learn autobiography techniques and organize their memoirs, Join us for a fun and interesting way to start writing your life story!