Saturday June 19, 2010

Community

Prospera Centre Open House

Community Awareness Day    Staff/Voice

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Craig Hill/Voice photos

Volunteers Susan Boisvert and her husband were at Prospera Centres open house telling kids about the Super Readers Program.

Prospera Centre held it's annual Community Awareness Day Open House last Saturday featuring all kinds of activities for the family fun including skating, music and food.

Several exhibitors had booths setup such as the Kiwanis Club Super Reader, the Girl Guides, the Pacific Riding For Developing Abilities and the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Association which is a program designed to encourage elementary school students to improve reading skills by reading more at home.

Kiwanis Super Readers Rewarded

To be a Super Reader, students are encouraged to read at last 15-minutes a night for 100 nights at which point they are designated a "Super Reader." For their efforts they receive a assortment of age-appropriate gifts like tee-shirts, McDonald's Fun Bags, clipboards, meal certificates and a photo of themselves. In addition to the receiving their own photo, reader's snaps are put on display in their school and also in local McDonald's Restaurants. The program is currently offered at 15 elementary schools throughout Chilliwack and Sardis.

As a bonus, if students complete 250 nights of reading, then they are awarded a $6 Kiwanis book certificate to go toward the purchase of a book at Coles Book Store.

"Super Reader is exclusive to Chilliwack," said Kiwanis Club volunteer, Susan Boisvert, aka "Girl Tuesday."

More photos from Prospera Centre's Open House below.

Who's that posing in the background? Gotcha!

The Lounge Hounds will be playing "Party in the Park" this year.

Volunteer Pat Daws.

Amber Rodocker, Media Rep, Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club.

 

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