Bow Valley Literacy Group

The Bow Valley Literacy Program is hosted by the Bow Valley Learning Council and the Canmore Public Library. It is funded by the Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education.

Mission Statement

The Bow Valley Literacy Program will encourage and support adult learners as they work to achieve their goals in reading, writing and communicating effectively in English.

The Bow Valley Literacy Program (BVLP) supports adult learners (18+). Some learners are English speakers who need help with reading and writing. Other learners are English Language Learners who want to improve English communication in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The BVLP places learners with tutors or in small groups and works with learners to set and work on learning goals. Learning goals are different for each person, so the BVLP supports each learner with his/her own learning plan.

We also offer different classes to help you with your learning goals. Please visit www.bowvalleylearning.ca/classes or click on English Language Learning Classes for more information.

Summer Class
Join our Drop-in ESL Conversation Class in Banff. This class will happen every Monday night from 7:00 to 9:00 in our program room – Room 206, Harmony Lane (111 Banff Avenue).  The class will begin on July 10 and end on August 28(There is no class on the holiday Monday - August 7). You do not have to come every week and you do not have to register. Just come to the class on the Monday nights that you are free. Visit www.bowvalleylearning.ca, call 403.762.8114 or email info@bowvalleylearning.ca for more information.


Fall Office Hours

Bow Valley Literacy Program (BVLP) and Bow Valley Learning Council (BVLC) Office Hours 2017-18
Monday to Thursday - Bow Valley Learning Council Office - Room 203, 111 Banff Avenue
Tuesdays at Canmore Library - 700 Railway Avenue (BVLP Coordinator) - You can also make appointments in Canmore for other days.
Fridays - We can make appointments on Fridays if the other days do not work for you.
Office hours are usually 9:30 to 4:00. Sometimes, we both have to leave the office. If we are away from the office, we will leave a sign telling you when we will be back. We can also make appointments earlier or later than office hours.

Contact Information 
Deb Penninga - BVLP Coordinator

Ashley Butenschon - BVLC Executive Director
 


Office Hours:

Canmore Public Library - Tuesdays - Afternoons are best for appointments or drop-in visits.
(403) 431-0091; www.canmorelibrary.ab.ca

Bow Valley Learning Council Office, 203-111 Banff Avenue (Harmony Lane)
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
(403) 431-0091; www.bowvalleylearning.ca

The BVLP has programs from September to June. We do not have summer programs. 
If you contact us in July or August, we will be happy to contact you in September!

Coordinator

Debbie Penninga, the Program Coordinator, can be contacted at bowvalleyliteracy@gmail.com.