Saturday, January 14, 2006

January Newsletter and Program/Recruiting Update


SFLO January News

Quote of the month: One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something..." - Henry David Thoreau

New Programs for 2006!
We are pleased to announce two new programs for Winter 2006

Wednesdays in the West End
A new Reading Club is starting up from 4:00-5:00pm on Wednesdays at a shelter in the Kanata area. Volunteers will work with school aged children, reading and playing literacy-related games.

We are urgently seeking volunteers for this program. If interested please contact Lyndays ASAP.

Centretown moves to Fridays
After the success of our Fall Reading Circle at Centretown Community health Centre, we're hoping to set up a similar program for Friday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00 am.

Centretown CHC is located at 420 Cooper Street, near Bank. if you're itnerested in this opportunity, please let us know! Contact info HERE.

Blog Editor addition to newsletter: We also have places available for trained volunteers to do one on one tutoring at Alta Vista Public School. Please contact Lyndsay if you are interested.

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What's Happening in January:

Wednesday the 9th: Club Week Table at Ottawa U

Saturday the 14th: Annual Literacy Conference at Heartwood House

Tuesday the 17th: Sawmill Program Start-up Date

Thursday the 19th: Lattes for Literacy - Buy a latte at Starbucks, and all the $ goes to Frontier College!

Thursday the 19th: Values Training for New Volunteers at our new Wednesday program.

Friday the 20th: Reception House Start-up Date

Saturday the 21st: Trent Students for Literacy Conference in Peterborough. Contact Lyndays if you're intersted in attending.

Saturday the 21st: Rideau Library and 88 Main Street Start-up Dates.

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Lattes for Literacy
Here's your chance to indulge! Thursday, January 19, buy any size latte and Starbucks will generously donate 100% of the purchase price to support literacy programs across Canada. For more information, follow the link from the main page of Frontier College's website.

Winter Recruitment
On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 SFLO hosted a clubs table at Ottawa U's clubs week. Miserable weather meant that fewer students than usual were passing through the unicentre, but we did manage to add some names to our e-mail list and spread the word a bit further!

Special thanks to Hollie Pratt, our uOttawa Campus Rep, for taking charge of this event!

Carleton Clubs Table
Attention Carleton students! it would be great to have an info table at Carleton this semester, as well. We have lots of materials to distribute! If interested, please contact Lyndays and we'll try to schedule a date!

Trent Students for Literacy Conference
SFLO will be taking a carload of volunteers down to Peterborough on Satuday, January 21, 2006 to participate in Trent U's literacy conference. It's not too late to join the fun! If you're interested in joining us, please let Lyndays know ASAP!

Conference details are available HERE.

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Coming up Next Month: Scrabble Night in Canada
Join us Thursday, February 16 at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street for our First Ever Scrabble Night in Canada!

$5 will get you entered in a speed Scrabble tournament, with chances to win fabulous prizes (including cash!). Friends are more than welcome to attend. This will be our fundraising event of the year. Come out and show your support!

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