Celebration of Learning

Join us for a special evening celebrating literacy and learning!

This is a free event that celebrates the success stories of learners, recognizes literacy champions in our community, and raises funds to support our literacy programs.

Join us for a special evening of celebration!

November 21, 2024

6:30pm – 8pm

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Our reception, with delicious refreshments courtesy of Holland College Culinary Institute and Upstreet, begins at 6:30pm with awards and entertainment to follow. 

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Thank you to our 2023 Event Sponsors

Master Packaging Inc.
Holland College
Murphy's Pharmacies
Top to Floors
Canadian Tire
Upstreet Craft Brewing

2023 Award Winners

Literacy Champion Award

The Literacy Champion Award recognizes a member of our community who has shown leadership in the field of literacy and lifelong learning and whose dedication has inspired others.

Allison Giggey

Allison Giggey is a Teacher-Librarian at Queen Charlotte Intermediate School and President of the PEI Teacher-Librarians’ Association.

Learner Achievement Award

The Learner Achievement award recognizes someone who has applied hard work and dedication to learning in one of the PEI Literacy Alliance’s programs.

Vickey Peters and Santanna Herney

Vickey and Santanna, a dynamic mother-daughter duo, are both incredibly hard-working and inspiring graduates from our Essential Employment Skills program.

Master Packaging Scholarship Award

This $1500 scholarship award is sponsored by Master Packaging and is available to students who have completed a GED to achieve their high school equivalency, and who are now entering first or second year of any full-time post-secondary program.

Matt Perry

Matt Perry showed great determination and dedication at every turn in his learning journey. He is currently working toward his Bachelor of Integrated Studies at UPEI.

Educator Distinction Award

The Educator Distinction award goes to an educator who excels in meeting learners where they are at, seeing the best in people and supporting them to build the confidence they need to succeed.

Phil Davison

Phil has over 25 years of experience working at home and abroad in the areas of community development, adult literacy, policy creation and evaluation, and more.

Adult Learner Bursary Awards

Each year, we award $750 bursaries to adults who are working toward a grade 12 certificate or grade 12 equivalency (GED).

2023 Bursary Recipients:
Hailee Francis
Maya Kent
Makayla Leveque
Raya Russell
Robyn Blanchard


Writer/comedian Patrick Ledwell has emceed the event since 2021.

Singer/songwriter Meaghan Blanchard provided musical entertainment for the 2023 event.

Poet Laureate and musician Tanya Davis joined for our 2022 event.

Former Poet Laureate Julie Pellisier-Lush joined us for our 2021 event.

Our 2024 event line-up will be announced soon. Sign up for our quarterly e-news to stay up-to-date on this event and other program news!


Our Celebration of Learning begins with a reception with delicious refreshments courtesy of Holland College’s Culinary Institute and Upstreet Craft Brewing. Many thanks to our sponsors for taking such great care of our guests!