Monday, January 28, 2013

Community Event

Get Ready to Read

City-wide Literacy Challenge February 1 - 21

Released by Debbie Denault, CCLS


e are challenging everyone in Chilliwack to read for 20 minutes a day for 21 days!

Challenge yourself, your friends, family or co-workers to read 20 minutes a day for the duration of the Literacy Challenge.


21 days later, you'll have learned some cool stuff, reminded yourself of how fun it is to read every day, and you'll be entered to win  prizes for participating!!


You can join in with a paper passport or you participate with an on-line ballot. Watch an informational clip on Youtube here.


Paper ballots

1.   Please find one attached.

2.   Print copies for yourself, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, program participants or anyone else

3.   Put your ballot in a convenient location (on your fridge, by your bed, at your workstation)

4.   Read for 20 minutes every day of the challenge. You can read by yourself, in a group, with a child - how you participate is up to you!

5.   Check the calendar boxes on the passport for each day you read. Don’t  worry if you miss a day of reading; just continue where you left off.


6.   When you've finished return your ballot to one of our ballot boxes around town between February 22nd and February 26th!


 A complete listing of ballot box locations is at


Electronic Passports


Simply keep track of your progress, and then go to the Chilliwack Learning Community website between February 22nd and February 26th to fill out this electronic ballot. Please only send this in when you have completed the entire challenge, rather than doing it day by day.


Go green by visiting our site to see how to submit on-line.


Prize winners will be contacted by the Chilliwack Learning Community Society after March 6th. Thank you in advance to Mayor Sharon Gaetz for making the draws.


Please contact us before February 1st if you’d like to donate a prize, or to let us know that your business or community organization would like to have a ballot return box.


We’ll be excited to hear about how you participate. Tell us on Facebook or send us an email!


To print out the ballot, right-click image below and save as a file to your computer. Then print as needed.


For more information contact Debbie here.



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