Write to Read project detailed in major Vancouver Sun column

Vancouver Sun logoThe Write to Read Project finally went “public” on Tuesday October 2nd when highly acclaimed Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume wrote a detailed explanation of the project on the editorial pages of the Vancouver Sun. This excellent outline of the project (Goal of literacy brings together public/private coalition) details all the many “partners” involved in this informal coalition.

The column credits Lt. Governor Stephen Hume, the Government House Foundation and Rotarian Bob Blacker for initiating the project, but the list of partners in the coalition is endless. This includes Rotary Clubs from Williams Lake Daybreak, Williams Lake Rotary, North Vancouver Lionsgate, Langley Central, Steveston, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Chilliwack, Surrey, Saanich and Port McNeill. Other companies and organizations named in the column were Britco Structures, B.C. Ferries, Richmond Fire Department 1286, the RCMP, the Coast Guard, Orca Books, and Success by Six.

First Nations partners named in the coalition by Hume include Toosey, Halalt, Penelakut, Kingcome Inlet, Old Massett at Haida Gwaii, Tsawout, Rivers Inlet, Yunesitin, Kluskus, Nazko, Skatin, Bella Bella and Lheidi T’ennah.

Not named in the column but also partnering in the project are the UBC School of Dentistry, architect Scott Kemp, Seaspan, Western Forest Products, Interfor, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Western Diversification Fund and the list just keeps getting longer. The full article can be read in Stephen Hume’s column in the Vancouver Sun.

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