HELP CHANGE LIVES BY SUPPORTING LITERACY

HELP CHANGE LIVES BY SUPPORTING LITERACY

HELP CHANGE LIVES BY SUPPORTING LITERACY

The 2021 PGI Season is here!

The Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy is happy to announce that its 2021 PGI season will take place.

No matter the venue, all PGI partners are mindful that people’s safety comes first during the pandemic. Some PGI partners are mounting their own online, virtual events. Other PGI events may be in person in those provinces and territories with reduced restrictions. A number of PGIs are joining together to produce a National Virtual Event to be held on a date of their choice throughout the year.

PGIs remain committed to raising awareness about literacy and helping to support literacy programs across the country.

The 2021 PGI Season will be a mix of online and in-person events recognizing the need to stay safe during the pandemic.

Five PGIs are participating in a National Virtual event which blends a national online show with local awards and a poet laureate.

The National Virtual event is hosted by Rick Mercer with celebrity author Louise Penny and music from Twin Flames, Stephen Fearing and Ashley McIsaac.

The other PGIs will host gala dinners, golf tournaments, a bowl-a-thon, and an on-line Scrabble game.

Province/TerritoryOrganizationEventDate
OntarioFrontier CollegePGI Scrabble for LiteracyMarch 18, 2021
YukonYukon LearnPGI Golf Tournament for LiteracyJune 6, 2021
British ColumbiaLiteracy Haida GwaiiNational PGI Virtual EventJune 26, 2021
SaskatchewanREAD SaskatoonPGI Golf Tournament for LiteracyAugust 30, 2021
AlbertaCanLearn SocietyNational PGI Virtual EventSeptember 8, 2021
QuebecYamaska Literacy CouncilNational PGI Virtual EventSeptember 8, 2021
New BrunswickLiteracy New BrunswickTBDSeptember 28, 2021
ManitobaJohn Howard of ManitobaNational PGI Virtual EventOctober 21, 2021
Nova ScotiaLiteracy Nova ScotiaNational PGI Virtual EventTBD
Northwest TerritoriesNWT Literacy CouncilPGI Bowl-a-ThonTBD
Newfoundland and LabradorCommunity Centre AllianceTBDTBD
Prince Edward IslandPEI Literacy AllianceTBDTBD

For further information on any specific event, please contact the Participating PGI. You may find the contact information by clicking here.

about us

Groups of highly motivated local volunteers supported by  Canadian writers, poets and musicians coming together to raise funds for literacy.

pgi history

In 1985, while playing on what had been his grandfather’s favourite golf course, award-winning Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski had an idea…

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What is PGI?

Where it all began

In 1985, while playing on what had been his grandfather’s favorite golf course, award winning Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski an idea…

Money raised for literacy

In the Process, more than $15 million has been raised for volunteer-based literacy programs. These funds directly support initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held.

What We Do

Nowhere else in Canada will you find fundraising events like the PGIs. Groups of highly motivated local volunteers supported by well- known Canadian writers, poets, musicians and other celebrities coming together to raise funds for literacy. With at least one PGI in every province and territory, the reach of the PGIs’ far exceeds that of any other literacy fundraising event in Canada. Every dollar raised at both the national and local level is directed to literacy programs in the communities in which the tournaments and fundraising events take place.

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