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September 28, 2010

SELINGER PRESENTS COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION LITERACY AWARD TO WINNIPEG RESIDENT ANGELA KENO



Angela Keno of Winnipeg was awarded Manitoba’s Council of the Federation Literacy Award by Premier Greg Selinger today in recognition of her outstanding achievements in literacy.
 
“Without strong literacy skills, modern life can be challenging.  These skills help us grow and support our families and communities, while also supporting our successes in life,” Selinger said.  “The achievements and hard work of people like Angela Keno prove that investing in literacy remains a key to building our province’s future.”
 
The prestigious Council of the Federation Literacy Award recognizes contributions to adult learning and literacy each year.  The council publicly rewards remarkable achievement and recognizes leaders in the field of literacy.
 
“In a few months, this single mother of three boys dramatically improved her literacy skills and is helping her children and her classmates with their homework.  She has also found a part-time job and is doing volunteer work in the community,” Selinger said.  “I am delighted to recognize Angela Keno for her leadership skills and for offering encouragement and support to those around her.  She truly deserves this award.”
 
In 2004, Canada’s premiers agreed to create an award to pay tribute to the individuals and organizations involved in the field of literacy across the country.  Each year, 13 medallions and award certificates are handed out, one in each province and territory, to acknowledge achievement in literacy skills, innovative practice and exemplary programming.
 
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Biography - http://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2010/9/COFLiteracyAwardBG.PR.AE.doc