The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW) has been dedicated to promoting literacy and developing lifelong readers since 1956. We have a proud history of being a literacy leader in Winnipeg and its surrounding area. We are a Special Area Group of Educators (SAGE) of the Manitoba Teachers' Society and a local council of the International Literacy Association.
RCGW provides professional development for educators, shares resources and ideas on our website, celebrates I Love to Read month, promotes literacy in the community, honours literacy leaders and up-and-coming teacher candidates, and supports literacy projects. Join RCGW today!
WRITTEN BY TRISHA KLASSEN
The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW) offers two scholarships of $500.00 each to commemorate RCGW’s charter in 1956 as well as to recognize the visionary teachers from Winnipeg who formed the first International Literacy Association council in Canada. The award is created to support tuition and material costs for students in the province’s Faculties of Education. Applications are now being accepted for this scholarship. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Megan Lewis and Juhelle Boulet, the winners of the 2017 Anniversary Scholarships! Megan’s application emphasized the importance of the teacher to facilitate learning in meaningful ways on more than an academic level. She recognizes the value of finding reading and writing resources and has a passion for books, continually sharing her passion for literacy with children, even bringing her personal books to her employment at a summer camp. Juhelle recognizes that all children are unique and have something to teach us, meaning they need a stimulating and safe environment in which they can feel comfortable to take risks and expand on their knowledge. Juhelle is an avid reader and knows student interest is key for developing a love for reading. She is passionate about teaching reading and writing in a variety of engaging and exciting ways. RCGW extends its thanks and congratulations to these inspiring pre-service teachers.
About the Author – Trisha Klassen serves as the Scholarship Chair on the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg's Board of Directors. She is a past-president of RCGW and also the recipient of the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Literacy. Trisha is currently a Kindergarten teacher at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School - Katherine Friesen Campus. She is passionate about teaching young learners how to become readers.
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