Family Literacy Day
Local native storyteller Phil Umpherville wows a young audience at the Courtenay Public Library. Banging a drum and handing out rattles to many eager children, Umpherville raised the decibel level far above usual librarian tolerance levels. Enthralling children with tales was part of Family Literacy Day. Helen Austin played and sang and Record editor Mark Allan was a celebrity reader as a week of celebrating family literacy began.