Our trip to the MD of Wainwright started in Irma. The bus was parked at the Irma United Church for the day and we began with the presentation of the Legacy Library to the Irma Public Library. The books will be kept at the library and the local Parent Link Group will have free access to these books.
We were then off to Chauvin where we parked the bus at the Chauvin Gospel Centre for the day. The Legacy Library was presented to the Chauvin Municipal Library and will be housed in their collection. The presentation attracted media attention with the attendance of a reporter from The Edge at the event.
The C.O.W. bus then traveled to the village of Edgerton, for a day of programming at Edgerton Public School. The local Parent Link group attended the event and the school invited parents from the kindergarten and grade one class to accompany their children on the bus. Our programming was well attended and we were able to meet many local families. The Legacy Library will be kept at the school library.
It was then on to Wainwright for a busy day of programming at the Parent Link Centre. The day started with a Legacy Library presentation to the Parent Link Centre. There were many people in attendance including representatives from Family and Community Services, the Library Board, literacy and child development coordinators, two local radio stations, and a member of town council. Local families also attended the presentation and a reporter from the Star News captured the day’s events. One of the Prairie C.O.W. facilitators was interviewed about family literacy issues and the C.O.W. bus visit for a local radio program.
The bus was busy all day with families who enjoyed songs, stories and crafts on the bus and who had an opportunity to peruse the homemade items and converse with the facilitators about other literacy ideas.
What parents and participants have said about the program