Sunday, October 23, 2005

Frontier Ottawa October Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Here is your first installment of the Students for Literacy Ottawa

In this issue:

(1) Taking it to the Hill for Literacy Action Day - October 27
(2) Scrabble at the Pub - October 30
(3) Volunteer Fair at Ottawa U - November 3
(4) Off and Running ! (Programs Update)
(5) Positions Still Available

Sounds like everything is off to a good start! I look forward to
hearing all about it on the 30th.



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(1) Taking it to the Hill
For Literacy Action Day

Thursday, October 27th, 2005 is Literacy Action Day (LAD) on Parliament Hill. Representatives of literacy organizations from across the country—from board members to learners to volunteers like you—will gather to call on our MP’s and ask for their support of literacy initiatives in Canada.

Frontier College is looking for four volunteers from SFLO who are interested in taking part in this special day. If you are interested, please let Lyndsay know ASAP (with emphasis on the ASAP!).

(2) Scrabble at the Pub
Sunday, October 30th, 2005 – 8:00pm

Time to get together and chat about how your first few sessions have been going, meet some of your fellow volunteers and—most importantly—learn the beautiful game that we affectionately call “Speed Scrabble.”

Join as at the Oak on Laurier (between Cumberland and King Edward, just steps from the Ottawa U campus) for a pint or coffee or whatever suits your fancy. We’ve reserved the basement room, so just head down the stairs that are directly to the right of the entrance hallway.

(3) Volunteer Fair at Ottawa U
Thursday, November 3, 2005 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

We’ll be recruiting volunteers in the Ottawa U Uni Centre on Thursday, November 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. If you have an hour to spare and you wouldn’t mind sitting at a table with one of our OT members and passing out brochures to interested students, please let Lyndsay know. (p. 294.9419 or If you’re passing through the UniCentre on that day, be sure to stop by and say “hi!”

(4) Off and Running!
Centretown, Reception House, and Rideau Library all started program activities this week. So far so good! Our 88 Main St. program begins this Saturday, October 29 and Sawmill Creek will follow on Tuesday, November 1.

(5) Positions Still Available
Just a reminder that we’re still recruiting more volunteers for our Sawmill program (Tuesdays from 3:10pm to 4:10pm) and our Arch Street program (Thursdays, from 12:20pm to 1:00pm, beginning in January). If you have any friends or connections who may be interested in participating, don’t hesitate to refer them!

We’re also looking for a Carleton Rep. And a Communications Officer to join the Organizational Team (OT). Talk to Lyndsay! This could be the position for you…


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