Last month’s Quebec City Reading Council event celebrating Literacy Day was a resounding success!

On Saturday, September 12th, more than 150 visited Eastern Quebec Learning Centre to celebrate International Literacy Day. The event was organised by the Quebec City Reading Council to raise awareness for literacy and sensitise the community to the fact that a large number of the population can't read or write as well as they would like to.

The sun was shining and the kids had a chance to use up their energy on the one of the bouncy castles, trade books and listen to stories while eating lunch at the Teddy Bear's picnic, sponsored by Valcartier Family Centre.


All photos courtesy of QCRC


"International Literacy Day offers a great opportunity to promote literacy within our community," observed QCRC's President Marilyn Baxter. She was more than pleased, not only with the turnout, one of the biggest to such an event since the organisation's beginning, in 1980, but also because of the participation of many partners from the community, such as Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, who hosted the event, The Morin Centre, The Voice of English-Speaking Quebec, and CBC Radio's Susan Campbell who took the time to meet some of the Quebec AM audience.


All photos courtesy of QCRC

Even the mayor of Quebec City, Mr. Regis Labeaume, found time in his busy agenda to meet with his English-speaking constituents of all ages.

In addition to the above mentioned, Quebec City Reading Council warmly thanks the following groups and their volunteers for making this day a roaring success. La Maison Anglaise, The Scouts, Quebec City Women's Club, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and LEARN Quebec.