It’s the Adult Spelling Bee Challenge’s 12th year!

Come and bee part of this exciting event:

Wednesday, April 24/2019

more info coming soon….!

303 – 3402 – 27th Avenue – Vernon, British Columbia Canada V1T 1S1
Phone: 250-275-3117

come spell for literacy

Spelling Bee Q & A

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Spelling Bee Invitation Flyer

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Spelling Bee Registration

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One of our participants, Annie Powter, put together a paragraph using all the words in our 2017 challenge:

Spelling Bee Paragraph

Ucluelet… that wonderful town of braggadocious, borscht eating, ostentatious surfers who frequently develop psoriasis… (either from handling and growing poinsettias in their greenhouses, or getting “board rash” which would debilitate them even further), also has the prerogative of hosting “vermilion” shaded sunsets easily seen nightly from its beautiful beaches. Some of the (fair) dinkum folk would have practiced mnemonics to preserve their memories and their sanity, while waiting for the sun to dip below the horizon, or for the intermittent tides to change. At some point, a logarithm could have been possibly devised to better understand the vagaries of the ocean, but ultimately, a nod to the “set in stone” tidal charts were given. Sadly, while drifting about on their boards, the thesaurus perched on their mahogany bookshelves would have been out of reach. It could have provided another alternative such as practicing up to date etymology while they waited in a disingenuous fashion for “the big one “to arrive. At all times of course, the dilemma to be faced was not to asphyxiate if one’s board tipped…hence one would have utilized a type of deferment of sorts, allowing a colossal wave to pass by unchallenged. This would not have been seen as cowardly, since the end result could have produced a very lengthy “rest” in a sarcophagus.

Don’t like to spell, but want to contribute?

Every year a group of secondary school students do their best to out-spell the adults. To sponsor a student, donate $125 by clicking on the Donate Now button or select the Paypal option.

Pay for your team online!

To sponsor a student, or to pay for your team, CLICK HERE. Charitable tax number: 89739154 RR0001.

We will provide you with a charitable tax receipt and our thanks! Of course, donations in any amount are always welcome and appreciated.

queen beez spelling bee

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan thanks all 27 teams for their participation and their sponsors Kal Tire, SunFM, and the Vernon Morning Star.

kal tire literacy society sponsor
sunfm literacy sponsor
the morning star literacy sponsor

Bee ready for our 11th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser on April 24th, 2019!


303 - 3402 - 27th Avenue
Vernon, BC
V1T 1S1

Phone: 250-275-3117

Office Hours

Monday -Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Closed for lunch 12 - 1pm

We follow the school calendar for holiday closures.