“Feed Your Mind, Body and Soul” was the theme of our Family Literacy Day luncheon held on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Karen Reece and Sheila Bragan envisioned an event that would bring together our elders and youth in celebration of literacy. Jazzy and Jason created a logo to represent this idea. Invitations were sent out.

The day before the event Mrs. Harris’ class set up the gym.

Cooking a full turkey lunch for one hundred people is no small task but Karen made it look easy, with a little bit of help.

The wild cranberries we harvested in November were used to make cranberry sauce. It was a delicious meal and we were so happy to share it with our guests.

Our students served our guests dessert.

At reading time our elders and parents stayed and read with our students or told stories. We even had a visit from Natasha and Sebastian, the therapy dog.

Thank you to all the elders, grandparents and parents who came to read with our students. Big thanks to the First Nations Health Authority for funding this event with their Winter Wellness Grant. Thank you to Mona Manhds for her volunteer help with some of the cooking, to Mrs. Harris’s class for setting up and taking down and to Karen and Sheila for making this event happen.