Bergeron Clifford is proud to support Kingston Literacy by participating in the 15th Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee. The Bee took place on May 17th, 2009, at the Ambassador Hotel, which is a new venue for the event. Team Captain and first-rate speller Anne Newell, a court reporter in Kingston, was successfully recruited by Bergeron Clifford to lead the team to victory. Shawna Langille took up last year's role of speaking for the team with great gusto, and Cassi Burrell offered her expertise as the team's newcomer. As the reigning spelling bee title-holders two years running, and 2009's pledge-raising champions, we will continue to assist in promoting literacy to South Eastern Ontario.
This year, Kingston Literacy's Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee raised $19,150 for local family literacy programs such as the Reading and Parents Program, and the Enriched Child Development Program. Kingston Literacy gives literacy training to adults and families in the Kingston area.