Five reasons to sign up for the PGI Bowl-a-Thon for Literacy

Five reasons to sign up for the PGI Bowl-a-Thon for Literacy

We’re hosting the PGI Bowl-a-Thon for Literacy on Saturday, April 27. I have five good reasons you should sign up or sponsor a bowler.

The money we raise buys supplies for our Bison Bus, a mobile family literacy centre. It will visit road-accessible communities this spring, summer, and fall. We need to keep buying books, as well as craft supplies to give to families.

  1. Support early literacy. The Bison Bus makes it easier to spread the message that reading and early literacy development have lifelong benefits.
  2. Support early literacy training. The Bison Bus allows us to role-model reading and other literacy-friendly activities in NWT communities.
  3. Be part of the PGI tradition. We’ve held many Peter Gzowski Invitational fundraisers. Named after the late CBC personality, Peter Gzowski, the PGIs have mostly featured live performances and a novelty golf tournament, usually played on snow.
  4. Start a new tradition. Take part in our first bowling event!
  5. It’s easy to make a pledge or donation.
  • Go to Canada Helps.org and donate to the Bison Bus.
  • Drop off or mail a cheque to NWT Literacy Council, 5122 48th Street, PO Box 761, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6
  • Give your money to a bowler.
  • Bring your donation to the Kingpin Bowling Centre April 27 between 2 and 5 pm.

Call me at 873-9262 to register and get your pledge sheets.

— Charlotte Upton, Family and Community Literacy Coordinator

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