The C.O.W. bus traveled to the town of Raymond on November 5 for a busy day of programming at the Raymond Parent Link Centre. The Parent Link Coordinator organized a great event with many families enjoying the activities on the bus. The Legacy Library presentation involved several members of the community and Mayor George Bohme accepted the library on behalf of the community. Mayor Bohme announced that the Parent Link Centre would house the library for us by all of the community.
The next day the C.O.W. bus traveled to the village of Stirling. The morning began with a Legacy Library presentation at the Stirling Parent Link Centre. Many members of the community attended the presentation, including Mayor Larry Nilsson, who accepted the books on behalf of the community. The Legacy Library will be split between the Parent Link Centre and the Stirling Municipal Library. The programming on the C.O.W. was busy with many families attending sessions and local media doing interviews with the C.O.W. staff. In the afternoon, the bus parked at the Stirling Municipal Library where we were able to meet more families.
On November 7, the C.O.W. bus set-up programming at the Family Centre in Lethbridge. The programming on the bus was very busy and we were able to reach many local families. The Legacy Library presentation was well attended and there was representation from every level of the political community, as well as from other agencies involved in family literacy. His Worship Mayor Robert D. Tareleck accepted the books on behalf of the community and gave a fantastic speech on the importance of family literacy. The Legacy Library will be housed at two locations, the Family Centre and the Interfaith Food Bank.
On the following day, the C.O.W. bus set-up programming at the Interfaith Food Bank in Lethbridge. The day’s events were well attended by local families who enjoyed the activities on the bus and were also able to enjoy snacks and books inside the Interfaith Food Bank kitchen.
Next the C.O.W. bus traveled to Fort Macleod for a morning of programming outside of the Fort Macleod Hospital. Many representatives from local literacy agencies were on hand to give information to parents about local literacy programs, including Parent Link, Project Read and Rhymes that Bind. The morning began with a Legacy Library presentation to the Mayor of Fort Macleod, Shawn Patience, who accepted the books on behalf of the community. Our programming was well attended in the morning and we were able to show many parents new ideas for family literacy activities.
What parents and participants have said about the program
“Muy lindo. Gracias.”
“Great ideas. Motivates me to read and play with my kids! Thanks!”