Annual General Meeting 2018

Program Read’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will feature guest speaker Sarah McComb. This is a chance to come out and meet the board members, volunteer tutors, and staff who work together to provide help with reading, writing, math and computers to adult learners in Sault Ste. Marie. All are welcome!

In the spotlight: Sarah McComb
Sarah is a writer from Sault Ste. Marie who recently had a short story included in a new anthology of non-fiction short stories about life in Northern Ontario.

In an article dated Feb 20, 2018, James Hopkin writes: “McComb says that her contribution to the anthology is ‘firmly rooted in Sault Ste. Marie.’ Her grandfather, along with a business partner, started up the New Toronto Hotel in the city’s west end in the 1930s. The establishment was located on the corner of James Street and Cathcart, next to Spadoni’s Furniture.”

You can read the full article here:

To listen to a CBC North radio interview with Sarah go here:

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Annual General Meeting 2017

On June 6, the board, staff, and members of Program Read were treated to a very enjoyable evening. The event was Program Read’s 2017 Annual General Meeting.  This year is our 30th anniversary. To celebrate we hosted a special presentation by Dr. Nadine Robinson about “Self-Talk”.  The audience was very responsive and learned some good tips for boosting self-confidence by using positive self-talk techniques.

Nadine followed her presentation with a very interesting “communication” game/demonstration in which an audience member was asked to give clear instructions on how to carry out what we think of as an everyday activity.  This turned out to be not as easy as it sounds and generated some loud laughter in the audience. We quickly learned how difficult but important it is to communicate clearly and precisely what we mean, in order to avoid being misunderstood.

The Program Read staff and board of directors would like to extend a warm thank you to Nadine Robinson for her dynamic presentation and to all those who came out to the 2017 AGM.  We look forward to  another productive and successful year in 2017-2018 thanks to the hard work of all of our volunteer tutors, students, staff, and board members.



Volunteer of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Pat Muto

Pat is Program Read’s Volunteer of the Year and received his award from the Sault Ste. Marie Volunteer Association at their annual dinner and awards ceremony on April 28, 2017.

Way to go Pat and thanks for all of your hard work and time given as a one-to-one tutor and classroom helper at Program Read.

30th Anniversary Event

The creative writing workshop presented by Shawna Diane Partridge marked another successful event for Program Read celebrating 30 years helping adults learn.