RC Vernon whups RC Kalamalka - $20,000 raised at Spelling Bee

          Our team lead by Peter Tassie triumphed over R C Kalamalka at the 2012 Spelling Bee sponsored in part by Kal Tire, Tolko Industries.  RC Vernon took an early lead over RC Kalamalka but due to questionable moves by the club that was sponsored by our club, Kalamalka managed to tie. However, Vernon managed to prevail in the tie breaker.
·         Peter Tassie spoke on the Spelling Bee Challenge, held earlier in the day, sponsored by Kal Tire with the proceeds to the Vernon Literary Centre. Our club team was one of 20 teams, each of 8 people, and the members were Carol Schroeder, Betty Gaudet, Murray Smith, Shane McMorran, Lorne Rosnau, Stewy Stuart, Gord Gregorson and Peter Tassie. Although the team didn’t win, they ranked close to the top, and enjoyed the fun and companionship of participating, as well as supporting a worthwhile project.
·         Peter thanked the club and team members for the opportunity to be on the team, all the more enjoyable because it was his 85th birthday, following which the club brought forward a birthday cake, served to all members.
          The Junction Literacy Centre was able to raise $20,000 by having teams compete in a 3 rounds of 5 words in each round spelling bee. The top two teams spelled every word right, and all 3 words in a tie breaker. The two teams tied then had to un-scramble a letter puzzle to spell the word Dictionary. Lots of very good spelling teams...there was a 3 way tie for third with 14 words correct!       
          We'll get 'em next year!     
          The Junction Literacy program has myriad programs for school-aged children ( ie. 1 to 1 reading program) through seniors (computer literacy). 
          A really fun event!


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