Reading Together Project
First of all, I want to congratulate all of the learners who have participated in our programs and contributed to this yearbook. It takes a great deal of courage and determination to devote yourself to any kind of education program, and returning to school after a long absence is especially brave. I am happy to say that the Halifax Community Learning Network has a fine collection of dedicated staff and volunteers, but the most important driving force is the willpower of individual students.
Second, I offer a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers. With increasing demands on our time, I find it is particularly gratifying that HCLN enjoys the skill and commitment of so many outstanding people. I hope you view this yearbook as evidence of your achievement.
Third, we would all be lost without our amazing staff. Linda Oakley, Jennifer Peach, Laura Channon, Avril Lewis and Shirin MalekAhmadi have done an outstanding job, especially considering how few hours per week we are able to employ them. There is no doubt that our success is the result of them contributing many volunteer hours. Network Coordinator Denise Morley has, once again, been our “everything” women. Denise’s incredible dedication to both HCLN and the cause of education continues to astonish and inspire me.