Multicultural centre celebrates Family Literacy Day

Lisa Goudy
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Bree Quiring, volunteer from Briercrest College and Seminary, reads Chick-a-chick-a-boom-boom with some of the students at the Moose Jaw Multicultural Centre Family Literacy Day celebrations on Friday.

Greg Bergen has been volunteering at the Moose Jaw Multicultural Centre (MJMC) for four years.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said Bergen. “I think (their literacy program is) a very worthwhile program and just to participate in that is rewarding and fun. So it’s nice to be a part of something that’s important.”

Bergen was one of the volunteers in attendance at the Family Literacy Day reading event at the MJMC on Friday to celebrate literacy day, which is on Sunday.

“I think it reinforces the fact that reading is so important and it really helps the fact that they’re reading as a group and family and they can help each other,” said Carol Moran, Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program instructor.

“When you have children that go to school and learn a new language very quickly sometimes they’re a great help to the parents and other times it’s that good connection between parents and children that happens when they read together.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Multicultural Centre, Times-Herald

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