Rotary Club of Peterborough’s annual spelling bee returns this spring after pandemic hiatus

Rotary Club seeking participants and sponsors for May 13th event at Fleming College

The Rotary Club of Peterborough's annual spelling bee returns on May 13, 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Pictured are the junior division winners in the 2019 Rotary Spelling Bee: second-place winner Rowan Suttcliffe Dummitt, first-place winner Lucas Sedaka-Lainez, and third-place winner Leonardo Luo. (Photo: YourTV Cogeco)
The Rotary Club of Peterborough's annual spelling bee returns on May 13, 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Pictured are the junior division winners in the 2019 Rotary Spelling Bee: second-place winner Rowan Suttcliffe Dummitt, first-place winner Lucas Sedaka-Lainez, and third-place winner Leonardo Luo. (Photo: YourTV Cogeco)

The Rotary Club of Peterborough’s annual spelling bee for children in Peterborough County is returning in 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The Rotary Spelling Bee will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th in the Whetung Theatre at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and will also be broadcast on YourTV Peterborough/Lindsay.

The fun and friendly competition includes a junior division for children in grades 4, 5, and 6 that will compete at 9 a.m., and a senior division for children in grades 7 and 8 that will compete at 1 p.m. There will be trophies and prizes for participants. There is no cost to participate.

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According to a media release, while several local schools have already committed to participating in this year’s event, there is still room for more participants.

The Rotary Club of Peterborough is also seeking local businesses that can sponsor the event and contribute prizes. Funds raised through sponsorships will help the Rotary Club’s literacy committee provide young people with materials and opportunities to develop their reading, writing, and communication skills.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or participation in the spelling bee, email literacy committee chair Catherine Legault at spellingbee@peterboroughrotary.ca.