Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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Living Books

CLCS helps incarcerated stay connected with family over Christmas

Released by Debbie Denault


t is with much pleasure that we give you images of the beautiful “Christmas Reading to Loved Ones” program. Since 2009, the Society has partnered with Ford Mountain Correctional Centre to provide opportunity for inmates to read for their loved ones at Christmas.


Here’s how it works

·        Our volunteers or staff make an audio recording of a person reading a book for someone they love

·        Volunteers (who are often high school students)  edit the recordings to ensure quality

·        The reading is then copied to a CD, paired with the book, tied with a ribbon, and returned to the reader for sending home


Thank you to those who make the program possible

·        Individuals who donate funds for the purchase of new books

·        Chilliwack Senior Secondary School teacher Brent Moore and student editors

·        Chilliwack School District 33 Work Experience Program staff

·        Chilliwack Learning Community Society staff and volunteer recorders, editors, and organizers who are so compassionately  committed to this program

·        Staff/Administration and inmates at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre


Thank you also to those who made this video

·        Riley Drennan and family

·        Colleen Johnson

·        Dan Douglas

·        Vicki Hick

·        Art of Living Productions

And, because there are many reasons why people cannot be with their loved ones for Christmas, the CLCS is looking forward to extending the Christmas 2013 program to additional groups or interested individuals. Please contact us if you or someone you know might be interested.


Please feel free to pass this video on to loved ones everywhere.


For more information about this or other programs the Chilliwack Learning Community Society offers, e-mail here or visit their website:


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