Friday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada. The event was started in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family.
 
"Their theme this year is 'play'; it's not only important for children to play, but it's really important for adults to take that time to play," noted Louise Henrickson of the Drumheller Community Learning Society. "It could be just reading a book or taking the dog for a walk, but it's that break time instead of working all the time and worrying all the time about life."
 
"We just assume someone can read and it kind of takes a person back when you don't expect that in this day and age," she observed. "When we deal with English as a second language, that can be another huge issue; it's something else a lot of us take for granted."
 
While Family Literacy Day is actually January 27, the local learning society has decided to move it back one day to Saturday the 28th.
 
"Mary Lambert is going to do a pajama party with us, so people can wear their pajamas if they like and bring a Teddy and a blanket," outlined Henrickson. "We're going to sit around and do some music, but we've also got some other activities and crafts and games, and we'll have refreshments. Grandma and Grandpa can come too, it's a day meant for everybody."
 
For more information on family literacy in the Drumheller area check out their new website, http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy
 

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