The Chase Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to all Grade 3 students at Carlin, North Shuswap, Sorrento, Chief Atahm and Haldane Elementary schools during Literacy Week, Oct. 17-21.
The Rotary Club raised funds at their September Golf Tournament in Chase at the Sunshore Golf Club,and the collected funds were divided between the Chase Literacy organization and for the purchase of dictionaries.
Dictionaries were given directly to each student for their personal use.
At each school, the Rotary Club took time to familiarize the students with the proper use of these books, and then practised looking up words with the students.
Many Rotary Clubs throughout the world, distribute dictionaries to Grade 3 students to assist young people in the pursuit of their education.
The dictionaries are produced in Canada so they use Canadian spelling of all words, as compared to computer-driven words that use American spelling such as: colour (color), neighbour(neighbor), gray (grey), centimetre (centimeter), theatre (theater), cheque (check) catalogue (catalog) and many more.
-Submitted by the Chase Rotary Club.