/R E P E A T -- Support Literacy by Eating, Drinking and Watching TV/

HALIFAX, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, November 5th, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash in Halifax will welcome passionate readers, Frontier College alumni and members of the community to the Halifax Club to hear local literary personalities defend their choice of Giller Prize nominee. The bash starts at 7:00 p.m. and treats include delicious food and fantastic prizes.

The party is held concurrently in six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax. Since its inception in 2002, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has raised over $400,000 for Frontier College. Frontier College runs literacy programs for children, youth and adults across the country. In Halifax, programs include homework clubs and tutoring for children and youth as well as adult literacy programs.

Frontier College President Sherry Campbell explains how literacy affects every part of our society. "If a mother can't read a prescription bottle, it can result in a health emergency. If an employee doesn't understand a safety memo or sign, it can affect the lives of other employees. If a young girl's parents are unable to help with her homework because they don't feel comfortable with their ability, that girl can easily fall behind in school, eliminating many options for her future. At Frontier College we're working with the most vulnerable people in our society, improving their literacy and increasing their opportunities."

The Halifax party will be emceed by Stephanie Domet. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at www.gillerlightbash.ca

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 a right.

SOURCE: Frontier College

For further information:

please contact Abby Robins, Director of Communications, Frontier College, arobins@frontiercollege.ca or 416-923-3591 ext. 378.  www.frontiercollege.ca

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