VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, November 5th, B.C. readers and writers will celebrate west coast writing on a national stage. The 3rd annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash in Vancouver will kick off at the CBC Broadcast Centre at 5:00 p.m. with the live announcement of the 2013 Giller Prize winner followed by delicious food, cocktails 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 B.C, programs include homework clubs and literacy camps for kids, tutoring for youth and literacy upgrading for adults.
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 Vancouver party will be emceed by Rick Cluff, host of CBC's Early Edition. Tickets are $25 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
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