Canada 150 Literacy Challenge completed!!!


This year as part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the federal government has challenged students to read 150 pieces of literature on Canadian heritage and culture. This may include; books, short stories, and media or magazine articles (online or hard copy). The criteria is that children must read the material, or have it read to them. In order to be eligible material is required to be written by a Canadian author, OR otherwise emphasize Canadian heritage and culture. Participants are asked to record the title of publications read on the supplied form.


For the past several months, the LSP/PLP class has been signing out Canadian books on their bi-weekly trips to the Quinte West Public Library and reading them during their daily read-alouds. We are pleased to announce that on May 11, we read our 150th Canadian book and completed Canada 150 Literacy Challenge!!!


To recognize the accomplishment, MP Neil Ellis visited the class to personally deliver students their individual certificates of accomplishment!


“What better way to inspire and foster a personal connection between children and our proud Canadian heritage and culture than by helping commemorate our nation’s 150th birthday by encouraging literacy and instilling a love for reading”

- MP Neil Ellis.