New books open new worlds in Moose Jaw

In Moose Jaw, Canada, students in the Prairie Valley School Division and Holy Trinity Catholic Schools now have new books — and new worlds to explore — because of a huge donation from Pioneers in Saskatchewan.

In all, about 1,200 books were delivered on a big pallet and then split evenly between the two school systems, which took quite a bit of work by the Pioneers. These volunteers held onto another 300 books to distribute to families with young children during their service calls.

“It was just a remarkable, generous contribution to literacy,” says Holy Trinity’s Geri Hall.

Hall continued, “This really provided us with that assurance that they are strong partners when it comes to literacy and the education of our children.”

Darran Teneycke, superintendent of school operations for the Prairie Valley system, agrees wholeheartedly – especially because it’s so expensive for his division to buy books. “We were very pleased to get the donation from the Pioneers,” he declares.

“Reading is our main focus. Kids enjoy reading brand-new books.”