Walk in the Park for Children’s Literacy and Learning Programs


On June 15, 2013 we invite all supporters of Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba to join us in Winnipeg’s St. Vital Park for a barbecue and our third annual, Walk in the Park. This fundraising event supports our children’s literacy and family support programs. Every $5 donated will make an hour of specially designed tutoring possible for a child who struggles with reading and writing.

Participants can choose to collect pledges, offering those around them the chance to support children’s literacy and learning programs in a meaningful way. There will be prizes for our top pledge raisers, as well as a small gift for each child that participates. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and costs $20, which includes the barbecue. The fee is waived for anyone who brings in $60 or more in pledges.

Our children’s programs provide individualized lessons designed and supervised by teachers and delivered one-on-one by trained community volunteers. We have seen amazing results from the programs! One 7-year-old boy calls it “super school”; a 10-year-old calls it “the best place in the world.” Another little girl who has improved is all areas of literacy in her first session wrote this comment: “When you get help you learn more!”

From the parent of an 11-year-old: “Having 1-1 teacher/student ratio is a huge benefit and opportunity. For the first time in our journey of navigating ‘in the world of a child with a learning disability,’ we feel hopeful and thankful. It is wonderful to see our daughter happy, engaged, motivated and viewing herself as a learner, not as a poor student. Thank you for all your wisdom, support and nurturance.”

The walk is a chance to have fun while getting some fresh air and exercise, all the while making a difference in the lives of children. Please don’t hesitate to contact to us if you’d like to hear more about A Walk in the Park, or the programs we offer.

Click on the following link to download a pledge form: Pledge Form and Information Package

If you would like to donate online, click here.

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