On January 24th the Nala’atsi crew headed out for our first overnight trip of the year to the Vancouver Island Mountain Center at Mt Washington. We were joined by several Vanier students, as well as Mavis Aubichon, Daryle Mills, and Alex Jules. After some entertaining ice-breaker activities, Mavis led us through a fantastic Medicine Wheel teaching. Then we feasted, played board games, cards, and charades, and watched movies. The next morning we greeted the day in a talking circle led by Mavis, had a delicious pancake breakfast, and then headed out snowshoeing in perfect conditions (so much new snow!) Thank you to Bobbie for organizing the trip and securing the grant! Also, a special thanks to Mavis, Daryle, and Alex for helping make the trip such a success.
The Nala’atsi crew headed to Campbell River on the Bobbie Bailer Bus for a guided tour of the Campbell River Museum, followed by some time to explore the different exhibits and then a delicious lunch. The First Nations exhibit was nothing short of stunning, and our students loved the mask presentation in particular. Thank you Bobbie and the Campbell River Museum for a fantastic experience!
What a beautiful fall day. Led by our very own Bobbie Bailer, we convoyed out to Comox Lake for a day of canoeing. The water was still and we avoided rain once again. And thankfully, no one ended up going for an unintentional swim in the lake. Thank you Bobbie and Bobbie’s dad for an excellent day on the lake!
The Nala’atsi crew met at the school at an obscene hour (before 8am!), piled into the Bobbie Bailer Bus, and headed down the coastal highway towards Buckley Bay. Two ferry rides later we arrived at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center on Hornby Island. Miraculously, the rain abated for the duration of our stay at the Outdoor Ed Center, and we had a full day of team-building activities, rock climbing, and terrifying high ropes acrobatics. Our students were fantastic and demonstrated their ability to support one another and work as a team. Thank you to our gracious hosts at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center!