Stories & Poems

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Ilze Epners

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Ilze Epners: Yamaska Literacy Council Yamaska Literacy Council’s (YLC) Ilze Epners and Wendy Seys have been involved in adult literacy initiatives for decades. Their work is focused on increasing resources avai

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Andrea Stewart

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Andrea Stewart:  Frontier College PGI at The Briars The very first Peter Gzowski Invitational took place at Frontier College in Toronto 31 years ago. Since then, the events have evolved into a national series of loca

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The Power of Words – Gordon Barnhart

Words are power, and to see someone who has always struggled with words learn how to read is the most powerful experience. I should know. I feel that power every single day. My name is Gordon Barnhart, and I am president of the University of Saskatchewan.

Athena Lives Here: Giving Back Through Volunteering

Shared with permission from the author, originally published online by BPW Saskatoon. Did you know that in 2013, nearly half (44%) of Canadians volunteered? The total number of hours given was almost 2 billion! I can’t even begin to put a dollar figure

Sylvia Vicq Tutor Award Winner-Ivanoe Cubillos

When Ivanoe came to Canada from Chile, she knew very little English. She was a teacher in her home country, and wanted to do her best for herself and her family. When she arrived, a single mother of two, she was hungry to learn this new language. She star

Terry Affleck

Learning to Read Later in Life My name is Terry Affleck and I learned to read at the age of 63 and today at 65 I am enrolled at Holland College to prepare for my GED. I started school in a “one room” classroom which was very common in small ru