The first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, April 8 in North Battleford’s Don Ross Centre.
Chief Poundmaker School is the host of the event and is expected to have about 140 students from Saskatchewan First Nations schools in attendance.
“The theme of this literacy event is Believe and Achieve which speaks to the aspirations and dreams of these young Aboriginal students, their teachers and proud families,” Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter said. “Organizer Pauline Favel and her team have worked tirelessly to make this event successful.”
The spelling be has three categories of competition – primary for ages six to eight, junior for 9 to 11, and intermediate for 12 to 14. Students who win first place will move on to the Spelling Bee of Canada national event in Toronto on May 15.