What’s Happening at Literacy for Life Foundation!

Check out our calander on our main page of the website for some exciting Canada 150 Celebration Events.  Join us for fun, activity and learning.

Did you know…

The Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee was a success.

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


Raffle Tickets for sale.  $10.00 a ticket. Win $3000.00 in Air Canada Gift Cards. Call office at 403.652.5090 or purchase at Studio D, The Shop or Highwood Museum for tickets.

Wonderful Cards for sale:

Do you need Greeting Cards?  NorthplusSouth, an Okotoks business, donated some wonderful good quality cards for our use.  Only $1.00 a card.  Select cards are by donation.  Choose from Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Thank you, Birthdays, Anniversary and much, much more.

November 15th – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Come out to our office for cards, chocolate and cookies.

Purchase them at #3 1204 – 10th St. SE, High River, Alberta.  (our office) Available during work days from Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Conversation, Chocolate, Cookies and Cards

Book Bungalows

32 Book Bungalows have been adopted and distributed to good homes.   The Bungalows become the property of the individual or group that takes them and it will be their responsibility to maintain the books and the bungalow.

The Town of High River has created a map that shows all the locations of the Book Bungalows. The map is available on our website. Do you already own a little free library?  Would you like to be added to the map? Please contact the office with your address and contact information.

Highwood HighSchool Grade 10 Construction class constructed the Bungalows as a school project and did an awesome job. We are excited to partner with the young people at that school.   High River Home Hardware is a generous donor to this project as well as the High River Rotary, and the High River Vitality Fund. We also have had help from so many volunteers in our community. Delbert Moncrieff donated his time and truck to transport the bungalows to the Culture Centre.  The High River Firemen and Fred Stegmeier came out and helped move them into the Culture Centre.

Thank you Delbert

Awesome Volunteers
















What does horses and bees have to do about literacy?

Can you guess what horses and bees have to do with literacy? It is a tough question but the answer is really easy!  Horses and Bees raise money for literacy. Spruce Meadows with the support of ConocoPhilips and the Calgary Sun launched an initiative called “Horses Give a Leg Up” which was a response to the Southern Alberta Floods of 2013.

Through adversity came opportunity. Literacy for Life was chosen as one of the 20 non-profits to participate in this exciting project.  Not only did the organization have an opportunity to raise funds for programs; the initiative created a platform to raise awareness about literacy.

Each non-profit was supplied with a life sized fiber glass horse and $500.00 to purchase materials to decorate the horse.  This all had to be done in less than a month.  Prizes were awarded for best decorated – first, second and third place.  All horses were displayed at Spruce Meadows over the summer and were  up for auction to all interested bidders. We were very excited to place second demonstrating creativity and style. Our award winning horse brought in $7,000.00 in prize money.

The design of “Letter Go!” was chosen for its visual simplicity and its representation of our organization’s core values. The horse is divided into 9 sections, moving from black, through various shades of grey, to white. Each section corresponds to one of the 9 essential skills.  Thanks to Nicole Levesque for her vision.  We are awaiting the results of the online auction. Stay tuned for further information on the new owner of “Letter Go”.

2nd Place - Letter Go
2nd Place – “Letter Go”

What about Bees?  On October 4th we are holding the second Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee at the Wales Theatre, High River .  Our Bees will bee out Buzzing around creating the Buzz about the BEE!  We have 11 teams entered into the Bee and they are all out buzzing around collecting donations in support of literacy and learning.  Click on this link for further information.  The teams are listed and there is a link to each of their fund raising pages.

October 4th 2014 Wales Theatre  High River, Alberta
October 4th 2014
Wales Theatre
High River, Alberta

Bees and Horses do have something to do about LITERACY!