Rafting trip enjoyed by all

Students from Vavenby and Blue River schools enjoy a raft trip on the North Thompson River

Vavenby's Nathaneale Toscano helps Robert Beaudry steer the raft during a float trip down the North Thompson by students from Vavenby and Blue River schools on June 21. The float began in Birch Island and ended at Blackpool's Ferry Park.

Vavenby's Nathaneale Toscano helps Robert Beaudry steer the raft during a float trip down the North Thompson by students from Vavenby and Blue River schools on June 21. The float began in Birch Island and ended at Blackpool's Ferry Park.

Students and parent volunteers went on a rafting trip on June 21 paid for by the Vavenby Trail Society. The society had earlier in the year donated money to the school for field trips.

RaftBlueRiverThe school went rafting with Riverside Adventures, which gave the school a special rate. Blue River Elementary joined Vavenby on the trip.

RaftSafetyHandIt was a sunny day for rafting. Everyone got on the rafts at Birch Island. They stopped at the North Thompson Provincial Park for a picnic lunch of bunwiches, juice boxes, oatmeal cookies, yogurt, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Then the children played at Pogey Park for a while. After this rest they all loaded back onto the rafts and went further down the river to Blackpool.

 

Some of the children found the rafting scary but they all had a good time. Robert Beaudry, owner of Riverside Adventures and a rafting expert, dipped some of the children into the river. The trip is a memory the students will not easily forget.