News from Kamloops

Jan 20, 2015

Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week

Kamloops, B.C. – Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy week takes place from January 24th to 31st, 2015. The community of Kamloops is invited to come out and enjoy the many free, fun events and activities hosted by organizations in support of national Family Literacy Day®. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of family literacy and finding a healthy balance between sedentary screen time and active family time.

The partners of Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) and others have planned an annual weeklong celebration that encourages families to build literacy skills together and be more active together. Activities include free baking, belly dancing, Xploresportz, Blazers and Books, dancing robots, ice tower swim, Simple Science, Seniors Tea, skating, story-time, games night, Mother Goose swim and more.

The week wraps up with ABC Family Literacy Day, hosted by the partners of Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative (KELLI) at the Henry Grube Education Centre on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The morning is full of free activities for the whole family. Each child receives a free book from the Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive.

During Interior Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week, more than 5,000 young students will try to reduce their recreational screen time by taking the Interior Savings Unplug and Play School Challenge. This year, youth and adults are challenged to try the Digital Detox Challenge. It’s tough for children to unplug when we are plugged in!

For a schedule of events and a copy of the Digital Detox Challenge please check out literacyinkamloops.weebly.com or visit an Interior Savings Branch in Kamloops.

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Media Contact:
Cara Graden, Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3611
cgraden@kamloops.ca

Fiona Clare
250-372-9373         
fionaclare@shaw.ca