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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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October is recognized as International Dyslexia Awareness Month! Join us as we celebrate our students, highlight the unique strengths of dyslexia, and raise awareness through various events and initiatives.

To kick things off, we extend our deepest gratitude to the City of Vancouver for proclaiming October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Read-a-thon and Reading Rollercoaster

For the entire of month of October, we will be having a Read-a-thon in the Middle and Senior Schools, and a Reading Rollercoaster for the Junior School to promote reading and literacy.

Students are encouraged to read or listen to audio books.

Mark it Read Day

The entire FA community is encouraged to wear a red shirt on October 19 as we join Dyslexia Canada’s Mark it Read campaign!

Students are invited to wear a red shirt with their regular uniform bottoms.

The FA Parent Community will host a BBQ for students.

Light it up Red

On October 20, the following landmarks will light up red in support of those with dyslexia. Tag us on social media with a photo, and use #FraserAcademy and #MarkItRead.

– Vancouver City Hall

– Canada Place, Sails of Light

– Burrard Street Bridge

– North Vancouver City Hall

Community Education Night: Dyslexia & the Brain

When: October 24 – 7:00 to 8:30pm
Where: Fraser Academy

FA’s Colleen Chow, Executive Director, Training & Learning, will discuss the learning process for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences in relation to the developing brain. Learn more and register here.

Panel Discussion: Celebrating Dyslexic Thinking

When: October 30 – 6:30pm
Where: Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, UBC

Erica Johnson, CBC Reporter and parent of a dyslexic child, will be joined by an esteemed panel to discuss the strengths of dyslexia. More information and registration details to follow in early October.