EDMONTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - On December 12th, over a hundred students from Amiskwaciy Academy will participate in a
spelling bee with a twist! The game - "Know your Words" will challenge
the junior and senior high students to both spell the words and use
them appropriately in a sentence.
The event is organized by the school and Frontier College and is
sponsored by Deloitte. Frontier College's Community Coordinator Azmina
Navodia is excited about the competition. "We've been running a Study
Lounge at the school for a year and a half, and we always try and weave
some fun into learning. This is a great way to encourage the students
to read while raising awareness about the importance of good literacy
Amiskwaciy Academy's Principal Fred Hines agrees. "Our students are
exposed to authentic learning opportunities as they interact with one
another in a fun learning environment. This is a great opportunity and
Frontier College's Navodia says the event, which she hopes will be an
annual one, is a great example of what can be accomplished through
community partnerships. "Frontier College is so lucky to have the
support of Deloitte, a terrific public school like Amiskwaciy, and the
"Know your Words" will be hosted by CBC's Mark Harvey, and will run from
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on December 12th at Amiskwaciy Academy, 101 Airport Road in Edmonton.
About Frontier College
Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in
1899, this charitable organization recruits and trains volunteers to
deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities
across the country. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their
literacy and increase their opportunities. We believe that literacy is
About Amiskwaciy Academy
Amiskwaciy Academy was designed to offer exciting enrichment programming
for junior high and high school students in a respectful, safe
environment. At Amiskwaciy, we recognize that all beings are connected
and our teaching styles and learning opportunities reflect this belief.
Our Elders' teachings, our community partners, family involvement, and
a committed teaching staff provide a holistic learning environment.
We believe at Amiskwaciy Academy that our school philosophy is
demonstrated best through our harmonious communal approach to learning.
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides
audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP,
an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm
of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte operates in Quebec as
Deloitte s.e.n.c.r.l., a Quebec limited liability partnership. Deloitte
refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private
company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of
which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.
SOURCE: Frontier College
For further information:
Please contact: Abby Robins, Director of Communications, Frontier College, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-3591 ext. 378 (office) or 416-277-3340 (cell)