Laubach Literacy New Brunswick

(June 24, 2013) – Peter Sawyer, President of the Moncton Regional Learning Council (a Laubach Literacy New Brunswick council) will be named Outstanding Adult Literacy Tutor during a ceremony Tuesday, June 25th, in Fredericton.


Sawyer is unable to attend the ceremony, taking place following the presentation of the Sheree Fitch Adult Learner Scholarships Awards at the St. Thomas University Conference Centre, an event organized by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick. However, he is available for interview by phone at (506) 388-3013.


In addition, media are welcome to seek comments about Peter’s award by contacting Deanna Allen, Executive Director of Laubach Literacy New Brunswick, today (Monday) from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. by contacting Deanna by phone at (506) 863-8559.


Find below some of the highlights of Peter’s work. Laubach Literacy New Brunswick congratulates Peter Sawyer, a literacy volunteer who has changed countless lives in this province!

  • Peter was a founding member of the Greater Moncton Literacy Council (now Moncton Regional Learning Council) more than 20 years ago with early meetings held in his home. For decades, he has worked tirelessly as a literacy tutor and advocate. He is now President of the Moncton Regional Learning Council and secretary of the provincial board of Laubach Literacy New Brunswick.
  • Peter has been involved with many literacy firsts in this province including the first Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament in 1993. Peter is past president of Laubach Literacy. In 1992, Laubach Literacy Canada presented Peter with the LLC Award of Excellence for his work as a tutor and literacy advocate.
  • Among his many achievements, Peter was the driving force behind the Parkton Family Learning & Resource Centre, designed for young children and their families as well as youth and adults affected by low literacy skills and economic challenges in the Parkton and nearby community. Peter has also worked closely with the Elsipogtog First Nations Community. He has helped establish an adult learning centre in the area, supported members of the community in the delivery of a summer reading program for First Nations youth and assisted in the development of a community library.
  • Peter’s influence is felt not only in this region, but throughout the entire province. He is a tireless advocate for his students. He encourages them and subtly shows them how to learn from their life experiences. Above all, he reminds them that they have dignity and rights and should always maintain their self-respect.
  • Throughout the years Peter has volunteered in every capacity in literacy, leaving no stone unturned and always being sought out for and participating in initiatives that inform action and policy.