Family Fest wraps up Family Literacy Week

The 11th Annual Family Fest takes place this Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Gibraltar Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kirsten Stark

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

The 11th Annual Family Fest takes place this Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Gibraltar Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free community event is enjoyed by hundreds of visitors each year.

We have puppet shows, story-telling, crafts, reading a story with Sir Read A Lot and much more.

There is something for children of all ages to enjoy.

Family Fest encourages literacy as a family activity and helps to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and early childhood development.

It helps parents understand their role through demonstrations and play-based learning.

It also helps parents recognize and become actively involved in early literacy-related events in their child’s development.

Every child receives at least one new book and each family receives a reusable Family Fest bag containing literacy related information and activities, so the fun can continue at home.

So come on down to the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex and help us celebrate families, literacy and lifelong learning.

You can also visit the second annual Williams Lake Winter Carnival that will be taking place in Boitanio Park.

Family Fest is made possible through the long-term support provided by the Early Childhood Development Network and sponsorship from Success by 6, Children First, Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy and Daybreak Rotary.

More information on all our programs is available on our website www.caribooliteracy.com and you can find us on Facebook for all the latest literacy news and information.

If you would like to volunteer, become a sponsor or take part in future events, please contact kirsten@caribooliteracy.com

Kirsten Stark is the Family Fest co-ordinator, Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.