The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) has a new hand at the wheel.
Darcy Calkins is the new literacy outreach co-ordinator for the North Okanagan-Shuswap area.
Calkins will be taking over the position from Jennifer Findlay who has been with LASS for the past five-and-a-half years.
“It has been so amazing to watch this community literacy organization grow over the years. Back in 2010, I was the sole employee and my kitchen table, mini-van and local coffee shops were my office spaces,” remembers Findlay.
In 2012 – 20 years after she graduated from high school in Salmon Arm – Calkins returned to her hometown with her family and will now oversee all of the LASS literacy programs and initiatives.
LASS currently has eight employees, more than 200 dedicated volunteers, a downtown office space and many literacy programs for learners of all ages.