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Frontier College receives support from a number of special events each year. From an evening of competitive corporate SCRABBLE® on Bay Street, to celebrating Canada’s top authors at the Giller Light Bash, Frontier College hosts many of Canada's premier special events.

You can help make a world of difference by planning your own event! For information about hosting a fundraising event in support of Frontier College, please contact:

Jennifer Chow
416-923-3591 ext. 242
1-800-555-6523 ext. 242

PGI Bonspiel for Literacy


The idea to use curling to raise funds for Frontier College came originally from award-winning Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski over 30 years ago. It has evolved into the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), a national series of locally produced events featuring musicians, media and literacy celebrities. In Ontario, the annual PGI Bonspiel for Literacy is a chance for novice and expert curlers to hurry hard for literacy!

Join us at the 29th annual "FUNSPIEL" for literacy!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: Port Arthur Curling Club  214 Egan St, Thunder Bay, ON
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration is open. Click here to register a single player or a team of four.

SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge


The SCRABBLE® Corporate Challenge is a fun-filled evening where Toronto’s Bay Street scores big for literacy. This is an excellent opportunity to entertain key clients, business associates, and valued employees with a rewarding evening of fun and excitement. Players rack up triple word scores to vie for the coveted TMX Cup and the opportunity to open the Toronto Stock Exchange. Since 2005, this unique event has raised over $4 million for Frontier College.

Join us on Thursday, March 5, 2020 to celebrate the 16th anniversary of this special fundraiser for literacy.

New location! Steam Whistle Locomotive Hall (Roundhouse Park)
255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Register today!

Giller Light Bash


Celebrate Canadian literature and raise money for Frontier College at the  Giller Light Bash! Now located in seven cities across Canada, Giller Light events are a chance to mingle with other fans of literature while enjoying the suspense of who will win the Scotiabank Giller Prize in honour of excellence in fiction in Canada.

Steam Whistle Brewing, Locomotive Hall, 255 Bremner Blvd.

Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie St., Halifax

Wurst, 2437 4th St. SW, Calgary

Soundhouse Studios, 33W 8th Avenue

Thunder Bay
Sleeping Giant Brewing Company, 712 Macdonell Street

Fairmont Empress Crystal Ballroom, 721 Government Street

Winnipeg - SOLD OUT
Prairie Ink Restaurant, 1120 Grant Ave.

SCRABBLE® Alumni, Friends & Family Challenge


Turn family game night, a birthday party or a rainy day activity with friends into a chance to support Frontier College. SCRABBLE® enthusiasts across Canada invite friends, family and neighbours to a friendly game of seven-letter words and triple-letter scores, then ask them to make a donation to Frontier College.

Register online today!

Create a Personal Fundraising Page


Thinking of hosting an event or looking for an opportunity to fundraise in support of Frontier College?  Community support is vital to our efforts to reach those who want to read and learn, whatever their age, their background or location.

There are many ways you can help and make an impact on communities across the country.
Create a personal fundraising page to invite your friends, family and colleagues to support you and your fundraising goal!

• Ask for donations instead of gifts for your birthday
• Celebrate a milestone anniversary or graduation by asking your loved ones to donate
• Create a community event, such as a Read-a-Thon or Book Sale
• Ask for donations in honour of your volunteer experience with Frontier College
• Already participating in a community event? Create your own fundraising page to ask for pledges and donations.

Share your very own personal story of why you believe in Frontier College, and you can inspire others to help improve literacy rates in Canada.

Create your personal fundraising page online today.

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Did You Know ?

Literacy is measured on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being the highest.  A 2013 study revealed that almost half of Canadians have literacy scores below level 3, and nearly 1 in 5 Canadians are at or below Level 1.

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