The Age Friendly Shaunavon Committee had folks of all ages come out for Family Literacy Day at the end of January.  

This year’s theme was ‘Celebrate Your Heritage,’ and the committee encouraged intergenerational connection with their event. 

Kim Anderson, chairperson for Age Friendly Shaunavon, said a group of homeschoolers came down in the morning, and the Grade 4 class of Shaunavon Public School visited in the afternoon. 

“We got some seniors to volunteer, and what we did was the adult would share a little bit about their family heritage,” she said. “And then the student would share a little bit about their family heritage, and then [they would read stories to each other]."  

Sponsors for the day included Affinity Credit Union, Chinook Regional Library, and Hunter Farms, helping to provide snacks, activity sheets, and a location for all the fun. 

“It's great to have activities that encourage intergenerational participation,” Anderson said. "Across the board we had positive feedback; the seniors thought it was great fun, the children thought it was fun, and the parents of the children thought it was a great idea and a great get together. We hope to hold some more activities like this in the future.”