Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee

Tonight (Thursday) I am helping to represent my newspaper by participating in a spelling bee for adults. The Second Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee is a fundraiser for Georgina Public Libraries and family literacy.

The teams dress up as their favourite literary characters. We chose Peter Pan and I get to be the star. My two team mates will be Tinkerbell and Wendy. I'll keep you posted and definitely provide pictures if I don't look too silly!

I hope we don't embarrass ourselves. After all, we have a writer and a proofreader on the team.

In other news, I provided my monthly post at The Writers Vineyard. In honour of the Stanley Cup playoffs, of course it has a hockey theme. Check it out.


ChristineEldin said...

How fun!!!

You go girl!!! We want photos of your trophy!!

pjd said...

Good luck! Spelling bees frighten me because actually I'm a very good speller. Usually. In 8th grade I somehow got stuck in the "regular ability" English class (every other year I was placed in "high ability," yes I was a brain until I got to college when I joined a fraternity and cured myself of most intelligence). We had a spelling bee session to determine who might represent at the school bee, which fed into the district bee, etc.

You know how when you're typing fast and you're typing a word like assert and suddenly you find you've typed assertion because tion is such a common way to end a word? I did that verbally in my regular ability 8th grade spelling bee, then realized I'd correctly spelled the wrong word.

I'm sure you'll do fine, though.

Kanani said...

Whoo hooo! Ah, now isn't that an onomatopoeia? Do well, and remember --we expect you to win!

BernardL said...

Will the kids be on hand to witness the adult spelling bee? :)

Ello said...

Hey Peter, you are going to post pictures, right?