Celebrating New Brunswick Literacy Day

Fredericton, April 17, 2023 – The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick will be celebrating New Brunswick Literacy Day on Wednesday, April 19 by announcing the winners of our 2023 adult learner essay contest. The 2023 theme was “literacy changes lives”, which led to many heart-warming stories from contestants speaking about a brighter future resulting from their adult learning program. Also, as part of our NB Literacy Day celebrations, all submissions are being featured on our website in our Adult Learners’ eBook. The names of all learners who submitted essays were entered into a draw for a free iPad.

The essay contest winners are:

Lindsay Herrera – Eel River Adult Learning Centre – English 1st Prize

Lynda Recine Boissey – Charlotte County Adult Learning Centre – Français, 1ère place

Chris Lozier – Woodstock Adult Learning Centre – Runner up

Madison Degen – Oromocto Day Program –Winner of iPad draw

Madison Degen, left

The winners of the contest will each receive a $100 prize and a framed certificate and have an opportunity to read their essays at the LCNB Gala Literacy Dinner to be held at the Delta Fredericton in the fall.

Literacy is crucial for the future of New Brunswick, according to Literacy Coalition President Brent Melanson. He says that “at a time when literacy skills are increasingly critical for survival and participation in society, our work to support lifelong learning for children, youth and adults has never been more important.

“New Brunswick Literacy Day is an occasion to acknowledge the triumphs that many New Brunswickers have had.” says Lynda Homer, Executive Director of the LCNB. “We need to celebrate the remarkable individuals who are making learning a priority in their lives, and the extraordinary adult literacy educators who are helping them to achieve their goals.

New Brunswick Literacy Day is an annual celebration of literacy and life-long learning held this year on April 19.

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick provides leadership to advance literacy, lifelong learning, and essential skills for all citizens through partnerships and collaboration with government, educational institutions, business, labour, community organizations and individuals.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Lynda Homer – Executive Director

Tel.: 506.457.1227                                                                               

Email: lcnb@nbliteracy.ca