New Writing Awards Honour James K. Bartleman's Commitment To Literacy
TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty today thanked outgoing
Lieutenant Governor, the Hon. James K. Bartleman, for his service to Ontario
and announced new writing awards for Aboriginal youth created in his honour.
"His Honour made a real difference in the lives of many Aboriginal young
people in Ontario with his unwavering commitment to promoting literacy," said
Premier McGuinty. "We want to honour his work by helping more Aboriginal youth
reach their full potential and achieve their dreams."
The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards will
recognize excellence in short story and poetry writing. Four awards, worth
$2,500 each, will be handed out annually to Aboriginal youth up to 18 years
During his four-year term, the Lieutenant Governor launched two book
drives, collecting over a million books for Aboriginal youth. His Honour also
established summer literacy camps and reading clubs for Aboriginal youth and
launched a Twinning Program for Native and non-Native schools in Ontario and
"On behalf of all Ontarians, I want to thank His Honour for his
leadership and his dedication to helping others," said Premier McGuinty.
"Ontario is an even better place to live thanks to his efforts."
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