Reading University

What is Reading University


Great news! The RU staff are thrilled to  have the opportunity to offer the ” amazingly cool”  program to students from July 4 to 22nd, 2022. 

Reading University (RU) is a remarkable and exciting home-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: Congratulations to Raiden Chabados and Keiren Therrien for winning the Reading University Student Award 2021! These 2021 Charles Spencer High School graduates are anticipating a new chapter in their lives, by pursuing studies at Thompson Rivers University and Grande Prairie Regional College, respectfully. Our RU alum never cease to amaze us with their dedication, enthusiasm, and work ethic!  

"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!  

9th Annual Reading University

Hole-in-One Tournament!


Mark your calendar!!

September 8, 2022

The Dunes Golf and Winter Club

Join us for a fabulous day of golfing fun in support of  Grande Prairie and area's young readers. 

Contact us for more information, to become a sponsor or to book a foursome.