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Feast for Learning serves up support for local literacy efforts

Orillia and District Literacy Council rocks ... literally! Be on the lookout for colourful, painted stones


Each year keeps getting better and better.

The Orillia and District Literacy Council (ODLC) celebrated our seventh annual Feast for Learning in early September. With the continued support from our local businesses, along with hosts, Bruce and Heather Stanton, over $4,000 was raised in support of our local literacy initiatives.

The event continues to be a great way for our community to connect and learn about the literacy challenges and successes some of our learners face as well as enjoying a great meal. The ODLC would like to extend a sincere thank you to Bruce and Heather Stanton, our generous local businesses, and everyone who helped make this event a success.  

We would also like to congratulate Henry Lemieux and Jackie White for having the courage to get up and tell us about their learning journey. Way to go learners!!

But that's not all! Summer and autumn have brought some exciting and engaging ventures to the ODLC and our neighbourhood.

A crafty staff member at the ODLC has left some small treasures around Orillia for you to find – ODLC ROCKS! Keep an eye out around town for colourful painted stones that might just leave you feeling a little inspired. If you find one or have found one, come and see us to learn what they are all about.

What is next? We continue to follow our ambassador, Ivanna Read, around the community learning about her journey in literacy and her hope of eliminating the stigma. Ivanna has been touring Orillia, connecting with community partners and making a number of small steps in her long-term literacy goals. You can follow her story on our Facebook page at @OrilliaLiteracyCouncil.

The ODLC continues to work with our community members to improve literacy skills and help individuals in our area reach their potential. To learn more about our goals, please visit us on Facebook, visit our website or stop in for visit at our new location (55 Nottawasaga St.) to ask us what we are all about. We can’t wait to see you!