Reading University

What is Reading University

Have you heard??

This year's Reading University Hole-in-One tournament was a HUGE SUCCESS! The sold-out event brought the fun and silly out in all the participants. 

Tournament participants and sponsors raised $85,000 and as an EXTRA special bonus, the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie presented a donation of $50,000!! We're so proud and thankful for the amazing community we are a part of!  Thank you to all who participated, for helping us sell out this event again, and making this our best year yet!

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Let's Do This!!

Great news! The RU staff are once again thrilled to  have the opportunity to offer this ” amazingly cool”  program to students from July 4th to 21st, 2023. 

Reading University (RU) is a remarkable and exciting Grande Prairie-grown program designed to help Grade 3 students who are almost at grade level but need a little more literacy practice to improve their reading and writing skills.  Students are bussed to and from their home, provided with snacks, lunch, and all the supplies needed to succeed.  On top of that, there are surprise field trips, reading bucks and we even have our own store!

This program is 100% community funded, meaning no cost to families, while allowing the RU staff to maintain a ratio of one educator for every 5 students throughout the 3 week experience.  Students are engaged in learning using a wide variety of interactive learning strategies throughout the RU experience.  It is an awesome way to kick off the summer!

BRAG TIME: Ever since the first Reading University graduates finished high school, we have acknowledged the success of our graduates through a series of scholarship grants.  Scholarship recipients from the RU Class of 2013  were Maisie Sware who is pursuing her nursing degree at NWP in Grande Prairie and Matthew Ljunden who is studying Commerce at U of A  while playing football for the Golden Bears in his spare time. We are so proud to have been a part of their early education!

"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss." Nora Ephron - 1941-2012

Watch our Fun Video! Want to see more?  Here is a Fun Video from 2018!  

10th Annual Reading University

Hole-in-One Tournament!

Mark your calendar!!

September 7, 2023

The Dunes Golf and Winter Club