Alberni woman a finalist in B.C. literacy contest

Port Alberni resident Alana Bodnar has been chosen as a top five finalist for a province-wide letter-writing contest.

  • Sep. 4, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Port Alberni resident Alana Bodnar has been chosen as a top five finalist for a province-wide letter-writing contest held by Decoda Literacy Solutions to raise awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s literacy needs.

Bodnar is no stranger to the B.C. literacy field—she works as a Welcoming Community Coordinator at the Literacy Alberni Society.  She submitted a creative entry to the Literacy is Life letters contest to show other British Columbians that literacy truly is an essential part of life, and to explain what literacy meant to her, how it has impacted her life, and what she’s done to increase literacy in the Port Alberni community.

“I am thrilled to be a finalist!” she noted in a recent interview. “Thank you for this amazing opportunity.”

Bodnar has been invited to a campaign launch event to meet four other finalists hailing from across British Columbia which will be held in downtown Vancouver on the evening of Sept. 10. She insisted that her parents join her at the event.

“They have and continue to support me with my literacy struggles,” she says.

The contest is a highlight of the Literacy is Life campaign. Organized by Decoda Literacy Solutions, it is a province-wide fundraising and awareness campaign.

Other Literacy Alberni members are appearing in television commercials that began airing Sept. 1.

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