Spelling bee for Project Literacy
Madison Reeve - May 23, 2023 - Get Involved

Photo: Pushor Mitchell

An adult spelling bee will be raising money to support Project Literacy.

Now in its fourth year, Project Literacy’s adult team spelling bee fundraiser raises money for community literacy programs. The event will take place this Thursday (May 25) at Coast Capri Hotel.

The spelling bee will consist three rounds of five words each. This year, up to 10 teams will be competing for the Team Spelling Bee trophy.

“We are pleased to be the presenting sponsor for this year’s spelling bee in support of Project Literacy,” Pushor Mitchell managing partner Joni Metherell said in a press release.

“We recognize the valuable work that Project Literacy does in our community. We know that enhancing literacy skills has a lasting and positive impact on people’s personal and professional lives.”

Last year’s winning team was ‘U-Bee-Seeing Us Winning’ from UBCO.

According to Statistics Canada, 45% of British Columbians aged 16 to 65 have difficulty in accomplishing some daily living tasks due in part to limited literacy skills.

Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society was founded in 1986 and is a registered charity. The charity provides literacy support for adults, refugees, immigrant families, children and seniors.

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