Celebrating Adult Learners in Nova Scotia
ANSCLO supports a biennial celebration of adult learning in community based programs in Nova Scotia. There have been two events staged so far: the 2010 Celebration in Wolfville and 2012 Celebration in Truro.
This inaugural Provincial Learner Ceremony was held in Wolfville to recognize the individual achievement of adult learners in community learning organizations. The event was organized under the auspices of the Association of Nova Scotia Community Learning Organizations (ANSCLO), and was hosted by theValley Community Learning Association (VCLA).
The above photo was taken onstage at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville on Saturday June 19, 2010.
Financial support for this event was provided by the Skills and Learning Branch of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development, the Department of Community Services, the Department of Economic and Rural Development, Literacy Nova Scotia and Founders Insurance. Margaret MacDonald, Deputy Minister, Department of Labour and Workforce Development, and Ramona Jennex, MLA for Kings South, and Minister of Service Nova Scotia, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Minister of Emergency Management and Minister of Immigration represented government and remained on stage shaking hands with learners for the entire event.
Board members, instructors, tutors, learners and supporters of the Valley Community Learning Association contributed countless volunteer hours to help provide meals for the some 260 attendees from all over the province. Much of the food was donated by local businesses. It truly was a community event.