Spelling enthusiasts who are in Grades 4 or 5 are invited to showcase their skills by competing in the Tri-Cities libraries' fifth annual spelling bee in the new year.
The libraries are accepting registrations for four spelling bees to be held Jan. 29, 2011 at Port Moody Public Library, Coquitlam Public Library (Poirier and City Centre branches) and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
The top five spellers from each bee will advance to the final round, to be held Feb. 5 at Port Coquitlam's Wilson Centre, where they will compete for spelling supremacy in the region. Medals will be handed out to the top three finishers.
Early registration is recommended as space is limited to a maximum of 20 competitors per bee. You can register in person at your city's library.
The goal of the spelling bee is to engage young people in positive competition while having fun. For more information, contact any of the participating libraries:
Coquitlam City Centre branch, 604-927-3560);
Coquitlam Poirier branch, 604-937-4144;
Terry Fox Library, 604-927-7999;
or Port Moody, 604-469-4577.