Vavenby youngsters keep active as school starts again

Wednesday, Sept. 23, was Vavenby Primary School's field trip to the salmon run

Kelsey Rexin (l) and Cate-Lin Tourond listen as Strong Start leader Jody Phillips reads to them.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, was Vavenby Primary School’s field trip to the salmon run.

They took the bus to the Raft River viewing platform in Clearwater and did see a few fish. The children were taught about the different types of salmon that return to the Raft River. They also heard a couple of First Nations stories about nature.

The students learned about the Junior Ranger program and how to be bear safe. They were shown different bear skulls and compared the sizes of a black bear and a grizzly bear. Everyone had a great time.

Sept. 23 was also the first day of Racoons Strong Start for children under five and their parents/guardians. The children who attended on Strong Start’s opening day were two very excited four-year old girls, Kelsey Rexin and Cate-Lin Tourond, plus Cate-Lin’s brother Brycin. This is a free drop-in program.

This day the children met their new leader, Mrs. Jody Phillips. She is from Clearwater. Last year’s teacher, Amy MacLeod, got a position in Kamloops.


Strong Start will be held on Tuesdays this year from 8:50 to 11:45. This program gets children ready for Kindergarten. It helps them develop their social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence needed to take part in new experiences and environments.



Just Posted

PHOTOS: Seniors learn about interesting topics

Wells Gray Seniors Society learns about how to deal with difficult people

Snowshoe at night

Recently there was a night ski/snowshoe at Candle Creek trails near Clearwater

Peewees place fourth in Okanagan championships

Clearwater Peewee team hosts five-team tournament at the Sportsplex

Vavenby kids have fun sledding

“It was really fun. We just zoomed down the hill!”

TNRD seeks to ban sale of recreational pot ahead of legalization

The ban aims to prevent shops from opening before rules have been set out by the province

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Where Canadians buy real estate abroad: report

Hot Spots: Top 30 home-buying destinations for Canadians in the Americas

Ban on grizzly bear hunt, new rules take effect April 1

Taxidermists, tanners will have to report on any grizzly bears or parts brought to them

Ontario father grief stricken over murder of ex-wife and children

‘No words to explain,’ grieving father of slain teens says in statement

Russian Embassy calls Trudeau’s criticism of Putin unproductive

The Russian Embassy is firing back at Trudeau for criticizing President Vladimir Putin

Murder charge upgraded for man accused in Toronto gay village death

Man accused the death of a woman in the Toronto gay village had charge upgraded after new evidence

Former NHL player Theo Fleury visits B.C. First Nations community

Abuse survivor Theo Fleury has been working with communities focusing on healing since 2009 and visited Esketemc First Nation in the Cariboo this week.

City to lobby province after councillor accused of crime refused to resign

Dave Murray was sentenced to nine months for a sexual assault that occurred 26 years ago

Most Read