Fun! Fun! Fun! Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee 2017!

Did you know…

The Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee 2017 was a success!  It was held September 30th at the Wales Theatre in High River.

Gratest Spellers – Our High River Wisenheimers

Gratest Pledges Raised – SpellCasters, High River Toastmasters

2nd Gratest Pledges Raised – Business Babes

3rd Gratest Pledges Raised – Our High River Wisenheimers

Gratest Costumes – KinKare Bears, High River Kinettes

Online fundraising pages are still open until October 31st 2017.

Click on link to donate!

The Bee fell on Arts and Culture Days and we celebrated with a family, friendly event involving the Cardboard Challenge (building creativity and community) and the #KindStones  project – Spread kindness through a simple message on a rock. Paint it! Hide it! Take it! Share it by posting location to @KindstonesFoothills Check out this link for more information.

Raffle Tickets are still available:  Win $3,000.00 in Air Canada Gift Cards and an awesome travel goodie bag.  Only 1500 tickets printed.  $10.00 a ticket. Call the office at 403.652.5090 or email info@litforlife.com.  Tickets can be purchased at Museum of the Highwood and The Shop and Studio D in High River or check out our calendar for dates in the community. Draw date:  December 27th 2017

BEE THERE! 2nd Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee

Only  room for one more team. Enter your team and help raise funds to support literacy and learning in the Foothills.  Though your  participation get free promotion for your business.  Literacy for Life has a strong social media presence and traditional promotional tools.  High River Online, Sun Country 99.7 and AM1140 are major sponsors of the event.

The Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee is the hottest competition in the MD of Foothills.  This hilarious, action packed afternoon  on October 4th, 2014 has teams of three people competing in a battle for bragging rights to spelling supremacy and to win the coveted BEE Trophy.   Not only are they battling for spelling supremacy they are in a competition to see which team can raise the most pledges to support literacy and learning in the Foothills.

Join us October 4th 2014 at the Wales Theatre, High River for the Bee-vent! Thank you to the Kidwai Family who own the Wales Theatre for their major sponsorship of the Bee!  Check out our Video promoting the Bee and Literacy for Life.

Are you a better speller than our participants? Come out and watch.  Test your own skills. Enjoy a fun afternoon  without being a participant on the stage.  There is limited seating and a cash donation will be collected at the door. We’re thrilled to announce  the return of John Barlow our Conservative MP as the Bee-Master of Ceremonies and Darrel Janz of Inspired, CTV as the Master Bee Pronouncer, and Danielle Smith, MLA and Leader of the Opposition as Honorary Chair.   Also returning is Sandra Wiebe of Routes Media and Doris Daley as our esteemed Bee- judges.  The spelling bee-vent will be at the Wales Theatre, High River.

How can you help!

  • Enter a team!
  • Make a pledge? Donate Now!
  • Be an event sponsor!
  • Set up a Fund raising page to support your team or Literacy for Life.  Click on this link Canada Helps  and set up your Fund Raising page.
  • Go to your team’s Fund Raising Page  on our event page and support your team!

We’re currently recruiting Bee-keepers. If you would like to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you! info@litforlife.com or 403.652.5090

Follow our Facebook Page  http://www.facebook.com/LiteracyforLife) or follow the BEE Tweets at @FoothillsLFL to keep up to date on what is happening. Watch for news about our special Bee mascot when she tours to your community.  Thank you to Anna Quick, Dianne Vallee and Taylor Fleming.   Please use the social sharing tools below to share this announcement and get your community buzzing about the Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee!

  October 4th 2014 Wales Theatre  High River, Alberta

Major Sponsor
Sun Country 99.7AM 1140

Peace, Joy and Love

We wish peace, joy and love to you and your family during this coming Christmas season. As Literacy for life Foundation comes to the end of another successful year of supporting local families and individuals, We want to thank those who have contributed to our success, as well as, ask if you will help us once again. If you haven’t had the opportunity to support this worthwhile cause than this is the perfect time to show those around you how much you care. For those who are hard to buy for, consider making a donation in honor of them or in memory of someone special as a gift this season. In return, your donation will be recognized with a charitable donation receipt for yourself and a very big thank you!  Your support has made things happen!  Over 800 families received a Books for Babies Bag.  Over 400 families attended Rhythm and Rhyme and Toddler Time.  Did you know that a child who knows eight rhymes by the time they are four years old will lead their non-rhyming peers in reading and writing by the time they are in Grade 4?  Adults recieved help in getting their GED which helped them keep their employment, get better employment or move on in their schooling.  Newcomers to our country received help with their English as well as learning ways to become Canadians. It’s the gift that gives twice: once to your loved ones or friends and once to families and individuals in your community.  

Give the Gift of Literacy!  Literacy is woven through out the community and makes it a happy healthy place to be.

Making a donation is simple.  Go to our website at www.litforlife and click on the DONATE NOW button and then click on Charity Gift cards on the right side.  You can also download a form and mail at http://www.litforlife.com/support/donate.htm.