After a three year hiatus LASS was ecstatic to see our spelling bee fundraiser return for 2023! The Prestige Harbourfront resort was abuzz with early morning activity Wednesday, May 3 as 10 teams competed for the top honour of being declared the Shuswap’s best spellers!
Congratulations are in order for team Bee-Witched, who have claimed first place for six of the Spelling Bee’s seven years. Runner-up teams included the Salmon Arm Observer’s Newsroom Nerds and The Shuswap Family Centre’s Stingers. We were also grateful to have teams from Shuswap Optometric, Salmon Arm Rotary, SASCU, Valid Manufacturing, the Shuswap Film Society, Browne Johnson Land Surveyors and Tina Cosman and friends show their support for community literacy programs and events.
While the competition is light hearted, the funds raised provide crucial support for community literacy programs such as Cyber Seniors computer tutoring, ONE to ONE reading, Summer Slide, Books for Babies Bags, Books Under the Tree, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week.
LASS would like to express our gratitude for the support of many individuals, local businesses, volunteers, school district and the media, who all contribute to making the spelling bee a success, we hope to see everyone again next year!