LEARNING FAIR – PEACE RIVER COMMUNITY ADULT LEARNING COUNCIL
The Peace Adult Learning Society in Rycroft hosted a fantastic ‘Learning Fair’. This was an adult education and literacy showcase. There were exhibitors from the Grande Prairie Regional College and also their Fairview Campus; Harvey and Judy Brown who are local tutors in math, English, computers, physics, etc.; The Peace Academy of Virtual Education; FCSS; Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning; Mitchell Therapeutic Services and Kathryn Currie from Crossroads Women’s Shelter on empowering women to learn. The highlight of the day was Daniel Haines, who spoke on how learning to read and write has changed his life. He is an inspiration to us all and a testimonial on how it is never too late to learn something new. The PALS Board has decided to host this event again over the coming years. “It is our job to bring as much information on adult education and literacy to as many people as we can,” said Board Chair, Theresa Menzies. This event was funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.