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Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Award Ceremony to be Held Oct 4, 2017

The 2017 winners for the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza -Lord Beaverbrook Hotel Fredericton at 7 p.m. on June 25. A reception will take place immediately beforehand starting at 6:00 pm.


Awarded annually since 1998 by Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, former New Brunswick lieutenant-governor and senator and now past president of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), these awards recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of literacy and essential skills. They are supported by funds generated by the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament for Literacy.

2017 PGI Literacy Dinner Event Photos!

The 2017 PGI Literacy Dinner and Auction was another example of the good that can be achieved when a fantastic community comes together for a good cause. Below are some wonderful photos which truly capture the happiness we here at LCNB felt by having the opportunity to spend the night with so many great people! Thank you to everyone who makes this wonderful annual event possible!

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New Brunswick launches literacy strategy!

The province’s strategy follows the release of last year’s report by New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat co-chairs Marilyn Trenholme Counsell and Liane Roy. The recommendations included: speech support for children, encouraging parents to sing, talk and read to their children under five, and providing better support of community-based learning for adult literacy. Her report also suggested that libraries appoint community literacy coordinators.

Some of the key priorities in the strategy, according to a release, include:

  • Providing a single point of access for parents to maximize their child’s or children’s development
  • Providing individual-based programs and services as well as intervention for children
  • Discovering ways to provide learning opportunities outside the “traditional school day”
  • Working with employers to address literacy needs for the labour market
  • Support for adult learners that “advances them” towards their goals and potential employment

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