Our Stories

  • 04 May 2021

    Learn Together, Grow Together.

    “I feel super confident, and I aced my math course with a final mark of 94%! READ is such a great...

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  • 08 Mar 2021

    The Gift of Literacy - Memories of My Mom, Jean Spurgeon

    Jan. 9, 1930 - Oct. 18, 2020 Mom was a tutor for READ Saskatoon during its inception and continu...

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  • 29 Jan 2020

    Honoured Supporter Award

    READ Saskatoon is honoured to recognize Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon for the 2019 Honoured Supporter Aw...

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  • 11 Dec 2019

    Literacy Learner Award Winner

    Literacy Learner Award Candidate Biography: Lety Zereselasie (as dictated to Laurie Bonsal)   ...

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  • 08 Apr 2019

    Volunteering: It's Not Just About Me?

    As a teen I did volunteer work to fill out my resume, to fulfil scholarship requirements, and mainly...

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  • 16 Jan 2019

    You Can Make a Difference

    Mary sits by the radio listening to CFQC. She hears Denny Carr tell Saskatoon residents that 10% of ...

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  • 05 Nov 2017

    RESPs- The Earlier You Start The Better Off You'll Be - Steve Peace

    “It is possible! If a single mother of 8 can do it, so can you!” Steve Peace shares his encou...

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  • 30 Oct 2017

    Planning for an Education- Masesi Masilela

    Masesi Masilela didn’t sleep the entire 20-hour long ride. She had bid farewell to her parents, an...

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  • 29 Aug 2017

    Ibrahim Sawi, Lions' Adult Learner Achievement Award Winner 2017

    My name is Ibrahim Sawi and I came to Saskatoon in 2004. I really had a difficult life back home in ...

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  • 08 Sep 2016

    Bobby Cote - Lions' Learner Achievement Award Winner 2016

    It is a privilege to work with READ Saskatoon and my tutor Dale. I heard about READ Saskatoon from p...

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  • 20 Jul 2016

    READ Saskatoon Supporter- Maria Carreiro

    Maria Carreiro is a Certified Financial Planner with Conexus Credit Union and her passion is helping...

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  • 22 Mar 2016

    Sakina Bikuta's Literacy Coach Nomination

    The following is an excerpt from Sakina's nomination letter for this year's Sylvia Vicq tutor award,...

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  • 14 Mar 2016

    Literacy Coach Recognition for Lisa Johnson

    On March 10th, 2016, READ Saskatoon was proud to present Lisa Johnson with the Sylvia Vicq Tutor Awa...

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  • 10 Sep 2015

    2015 Lions' Learner Achievement Award Winner-Clint Broten

    Clint Broten is this year’s Lions’ Learner Achievement Award winner, to be presented at the READ...

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  • 23 Jul 2015

    Pat Cooley Blog

    I taught English for over 30 years, but it wasn’t until I met Lucinda that I truly understood the ...

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  • 13 Jul 2015

    Edna Fischer Blog

    Edna Fischer, a Financial Advisor with Conexus Credit Union, doesn’t do anything half-way. She vo...

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  • 12 Jun 2015

    Meeting of The Minds

    READ Saskatoon works hard to support our volunteer tutors and learners. Many participants in our Adu...

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  • 26 May 2015

    A Committed Partnership

    Brad and Erin Kuan live the values of literacy, volunteerism, and sports. Brad grew up in a small t...

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  • 19 May 2015

    Barb's Nomination Speech

    Hello Everyone. My name is Barb and I am very proud to be here tonight to nominate my wonderful tu...

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  • 11 May 2015

    Volunteer Literacy Coach Recognition for Ivanoe Cubillos

    When Ivanoe came to Canada from Chile, she knew very little English. She was a teacher in her home c...

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  • 20 Apr 2015

    Athena Lives Here: Giving Back Through Volunteering

      Shared with permission from the author, originally published online by BPW Saskatoon.   Did ...

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  • 23 Feb 2015

    The Power of Words - Gordon Barnhart

    Words are power, and to see someone who has always struggled with words learn how to read is the mos...

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  • 05 Jan 2015

    Masesi's Approach to Parenting: Involve Your Kids in Lifelong Learning

    A healthy family makes a healthy society. This is the greatest lesson Masesi Masilela has learned a...

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  • 17 Dec 2014

    Mona Chappell on her experience as a volunteer tutor with READ Saskatoon

    My association with READ Saskatoon has been an incredibly rewarding experience. As a tutor, each of ...

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  • 30 Sep 2014

    Lucinda Nielsen - Let me tell you about my journey

    I come from a family of nine children and I am the second oldest child. I had to leave school after ...

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  • 17 Sep 2014

    Kristen Hamm - Helping Saskatoon READ

    International Literacy Day is September 8, but through his volunteer efforts with READ Saskatoon, ...

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  • 22 Jul 2014

    Congratulations to Lucinda Nielsen, our 2014 Lions' Adult Learner Achievement Award Winner!

    “School was like nourishment. I’d eat and eat and eat and never get full.” Lucinda Nielsen ca...

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  • 25 Jun 2014

    Margaret Bear, her story

    It was nerve racking to say the least. My first day as a participant in READ Saskatoon’s literacy...

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  • 29 May 2014

    Tutor Conference Tips, Part Three: Staying On Track

    In this series, we’ve been reflecting on lessons learned and wisdom shared at the Tutor Conference...

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  • 21 May 2014

    Tutor Conference Tips, Part Two: Reading

    In our last post, we started a series on some shared expertise from our tutor conference in early Ma...

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  • 14 May 2014

    Tutor Conference Tips, Part One: Writing

    On May 3, 2014, READ Saskatoon brought together a group of dedicated tutors for a day of learning an...

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  • 05 May 2014

    It is never too late - Larry Zazula

    It is never too late to learn to read and write.  You are never too old to learn. I left school i...

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  • 23 Apr 2014

    LIT UP! from Vesna's Perspective

    One of my favourite things about LIT UP! was meeting new people. People were so friendly and talked ...

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  • 24 Feb 2014

    Change in Perspective - Luke Muller

    It’s funny how your perspective changes when given the chance to get involved. What first got me i...

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  • 08 Jan 2014

    Mona Can't Imagine a World Without Books

    Growing up on a farm with no access to a library meant there weren’t a lot of books available in h...

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  • 11 Dec 2013

    Jo's Journey

    All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes ...

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  • 28 Oct 2013

    Moe Tellier-Literacy and Adventures

    Life is an adventure or nothing at all, and READ Saskatoon volunteer Moe Tellier would know. His des...

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