Course in La Ronge to Combine Cooking and Reading

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 14:21



The New Year will see the launch of a new program in La Ronge aimed at helping young adults with their studies, while at the same time, teaching them some basic cooking skills.


The Adult Literacy Group is teaming up with Northlands College to offer the Cook, Read and Write program to give young adults aged 17 to 25 an alternative in learning.


Program spokesperson Edna Merasty says students will have the opportunity to work with a professional cook to learn some basics of the trade.


Mirasty says while the students’ meals are cooking, they will work on their studies with one of 2 tutors on staff.


Mirasty says the students will then get to enjoy their meals at the end of the evening, after finishing up their studies.


There will be 20 students accepted into the program, and transportation to and from school will be provided.


Applications for the program can be picked up at Northlands College, Churchill Composite High School, Senator Myles Venne School, the La Ronge Public Library, the Kihkinahk Friendship Centre and the downtown learning centre.


The application deadline is January 21st.


Classes will start on January 27th and will run twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm.