Our Stories

  • 08Sep 2022
    And So On … by Peace Akintade

    Do you remember the fables of your youth? The quickness of breath as the tale rages on? The exhilaration, thumping beat, As your mother strangled the follicle of your imagination? Leaving you breathless, longing, hopeful? My mother wrote in whispers, as if Afraid of the words she wrote. In secret, she would craft worlds of […]

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  • 30Aug 2022
    Reflections from Safa Bouaddi, Winner of the 2022 Saskatoon Lions Club Learner Achievement Award

    Good afternoon, everyone! My name is Safa Bouaddi. I want to thank you for selecting me to receive the learner achievement award. Thanks also for all the help your foundation has provided me with throughout the past three years. I immigrated to Canada in 2016 right after I finished high school in my home country […]

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  • 29Jun 2022
    From Perseverance to Building Up

    READ Saskatoon’s running theme in 2020 was perseverance and it was fitting for the program participants, volunteers, supporters, and staff in their ability to continue achieving success during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ Saskatoon maintained the constant progression forward, setting an example of stability and constant service delivery with their theme being ‘building […]

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  • 06Jun 2022
    Kristine Flynn’s Reflections on Volunteering

    Thank you. It is a very humbling honour to be on stage accepting an award.  I love volunteering for READ Saskatoon and have volunteered for many of their programs. But by far the most meaningful volunteer experience has been as an adult literacy coach. I’ve been paired with the same learner off and on since […]

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  • 02May 2022
    Supporting Your Child’s Reading Journey

    Even when your child starts school, you are their first and most important teacher. Reading out of necessity and reading for enjoyment are two very different things. At READ Saskatoon we want to spark a love of reading for children by growing their learning strategies and reading skills. We believe parents play a vital role […]

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  • 14Jan 2022
    Literacy + Play = Success!

    Family Literacy Day is Thursday, January 27th. Register here to celebrate literacy and learning in your home. READ Saskatoon’s family literacy programs combine learning and play through literacy enriched activities and information. Our programs are grounded in the belief that children’s literacy development start in the home and community, and the special adults in a […]

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