Cooking (and Eating) Together

Do you enjoy cooking together? Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Take a short video of cooking with friends or family and enter the 10th annual Hands-On Cook-Off Contest. The contest is open between April 15th and May 15th, and all BC residents are eligible to enter. There are two contest categories:… Read more

Using The Westcoast Reader

We’re proud to be publishing The Westcoast Reader and happy to see that it is being put to good use. Here’s an entry from this year’s Literacy Month contest that shows The Westcoast Reader in action. Our communication groups meet weekly throughout the year as part of the larger Victoria Stroke Recovery Association and Saanich… Read more

Celebrating Literacy in Many Languages

This video was a Literacy Month contest entry from the ISS of BC (Tri Cities) LINC CLB 3 evening class. Our video entry focuses on the variety of languages we speak as our first language, and so we are literate in so many! This is one of the many ways we are celebrating Literacy Month… Read more

Literacy Month 2018 Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our Literacy Month 2018 contest. All the entries deserve congratulations for the things they did to foster literacy in September. A random draw was made on October 1st for the prize winners. In the class category (new for this year), the ISS of BC (Tri Cities) LINC CLB 2/3 day… Read more

Celebrate Literacy!

Share how you’re celebrating literacy this month for a chance to win a prize. Enter Decoda’s Celebrate Literacy contest for Literacy Month. Deadline is the end of September. Looking for ideas on ways to celebrate? Take a look at our 2018 Fostering Literacy Calendar.

Literacy is Life Contest

What are you doing to celebrate literacy during Literacy Month?  Tell us, and you could win a prize. For more ideas on things to do, take a look at the September 2018 Fostering Literacy calendar. Read the full contest rules here.

Writing Prompt with a Prize

Are you looking for an idea to spark some writing? Something that draws on personal experience? For yourself? For a student? A class activity? Take a look at Decoda’s Literacy is Life Fostering Literacy contest. Classes have submitted entries in previous years. It can be a letter, a story or a poem. It can even… Read more

Literacy is Life Contest

September is Literacy Month in BC. Once again, Decoda is having a Literacy is Life Contest. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. It’s not too early to start thinking about your entry. How do you foster literacy? You have from now until the end of September to tell us your story and be entered to… Read more

And the winners are …

Thanks to everyone who borrowed resources during June. Two names were drawn at random from the borrowers and we have two lucky winners. Congratulations to Lennor Stieda and Susan Cathcart! They will each receive a $25 Chapters gift certificate. While we don’t have a draw every month, we do loan resources all the time. With… Read more