To Friends of Literacy,
The PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy was founded by the late renowned CBC radio host, author and broadcaster Peter Gzowski to raise funds for literacy. Literacy Haida Gwaii is honored to be one of 12 PGI sites this year and to bring Peter Gzowski’s legacy to Haida Gwaii. The other PGI site in British Columbia this year is Victoria. As part of our continuous effort to seek funding for our yearly programs that address family, aboriginal, youth and adult literacy, we are encouraging our funders and sponsors to come out to get fit this year and advocate for literacy. As we have secured complimentary use of both our golf courses on the island, all the money we raise stays on the island to help provide literacy support for islanders who struggle with reading, writing and numeracy. This is an important issue that affects all aspects of literacy – health, workplace, families, financial, communities and the economy.
The confirmed celebrities for PGI Haida Gwaii are CBC radio host Shelagh Rogers, Double Exposure comedy duo Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen, Alison Gzowski, Canadian harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens, Canadian author and poet Susan Musgrave and budding Hydaburg basketball star Damen Bell-Holter. The two-day event will be spread out across several communities and we expect a turnout of 700-900 people.
The golf event will happen on June 1st and 2nd with silent art auction at our welcome dinner on May 31st and Loonie auction at two of our community dinners – Old Masset (on June 1st) and Skidegate (on June 2nd). Please see the attached letter. Here is an opportunity for local artists to sell their work at our silent art auction and Loonie auctions. Paintings, jewelry, weaving and other media are welcome.
Please pass this notice along to any one whom you think might be interested.
Literacy Haida Gwaii