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Welcome to P.A.L.S.!

Welcome to P.A.L.S.! We’re changing lives through literacy!

P.A.L.S. has over 200 students and about 150 volunteers working as tutors with them. It is a busy, happening place just off Jasper in our downtown core.

Thank you for your interest in P.A.L.S. You might want to tutor, you might want to be a student. You might want to support P.A.L.S. in some other way. Everyone is welcome! Drop down and check us out!

Family Literacy Carnival

Come celebrate Family Literacy Day at the Family Literacy Carnival on Sunday, January 27, from 2 to 4:30 pm at the MacEwan University City Centre Campus, Heart of the Robbins on 104 Avenue and 109 Street! There will be many free, interactive activities for the whole family, including storytelling and free books! Admission is free.

Learn more at //www.macewan.goldenkey.org/Family-Literacy-Carnival

Family Literacy Carnival

A Merry Little Christmas Market

Prince of Wales Armories Heritage Centre
10440 108 Avenue

Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th
10 AM – 5 PM

P.A.L.S. students, tutors, and friends
will be selling their crafts at the market.
Help support literacy and spread some holiday cheer!

Ten Thousand Villages Partnership Event

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P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society

Community Shopping Night

Friday, November 2, 2018
5 - 8 pm

10432 82 Avenue, Edmonton

15% of all sales will be donated to P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society

Join us, shop, and help change lives through literacy!

International Literacy Day

Saturday, September 8th

What does Literacy mean to you?

Help us spread the word and raise awareness on social media

Write a message and get your picture taken:

  • Why do you support literacy?
  • What does literacy mean for you?
  • How has tutoring changed your life?

See Adam in the office for more information and to become involved.

Literacy Works

September is Life Long Learning Month and September 8th is International Literacy Day. PALS and all the other Literacy Programs in Edmonton are collaborating on a Media Campaign to draw public attention to Literacy issues.

Every day we will be posting a literacy fact on Facebook and Twitter. They will have links to articles about literacy.

Please like and share our posts every day this month, and tell your friends! Let’s all work together to get the word out!



Look for the hashtag #literacyworks

Raffle Winners!

Grand Prize      WestJet Gift of Flight

Bob and Joan Sandul

Second Prize        Alberta Prairie Railway

Danny Dabbs

Third Prize           Curl Up and Read

Zainul Mohamed

Participation Prizes

Top Sellers – $25 Gift card
Harjinder Boparai
Danny Haines
Grace Noel Charles
Gilbert Roberts

$10 gift card
Deborah Manning
Marilyn Shannon
Alison Pepper
Astrid Luethe
Lavina D’sa
Tina Caron
Anthony Mah
Richelieu Bahuelos
Farida Hidara
Nikoline Thomson

Thank you to everyone who participated!

P.A.L.S. Bookmark Contest!

What does Literacy mean to you?

  • Submit a quote that would fit on a bookmark (about 10 words)
  • Contest is open to all P.A.L.S. – Project Adult Literacy Society volunteers, students and staff
  • Enter as many quotes as you like
  • Winners will have their quotes printed on our upcoming and ever-popular Bookmarks

Submit your quote by Friday July 20

Submissions can be dropped off at the office, or emailed to Della at volunteers@palsedmonton.ca

Student and Volunteer Recognition Celebration 2018

P.A.L.S. Student and Volunteer Recognition Celebration and Annual General Meeting was held at the McKay Avenue School Archives and Museum on April 17.  Our learners have accomplished a lot over the past year, and we are very proud of them and grateful for the time and effort of our volunteer tutors in for helping them succeed in their goals. Thank you to Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education, and David Shepherd for helping us celebrate our adult learners and volunteers.

Congratulations to all our outstanding students and volunteers! (more…)