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South Coast Ford hosts playground fundraiser

      Innovative test-drive event yields cash for accessible playground at Gibsons Elementary School. South Coast Ford brought Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s innovative Drive 4 UR School program to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, June 14 to raise money for Gibsons Elementary School. For every person who test-drove a Ford F-150, Explorer, ... Read More »

Car Club fans support hatchery renovations

Greg Falls, president of The Coasters Car Club, along with members Stu Eastman and Ed Steeves, presents a cheque to Chapman Creek Hatchery operations manager Landyn Funk. The funds will support renovation of the facility’s William Chinnick Education Building, which is used to hold classes for school aged young people every year. The classes provide ... Read More »

ArtStarts grants brings artists into classroom

Schools and school districts can now apply for $1.5 million in grants to help bring artists into classrooms. ArtStarts in Schools receives funding from the BC Arts Council to deliver two grant programs to help schools bring professional artists into contact with students. Artists in Education provides school districts with subsidies to bring in performing ... Read More »

Board encourages student participation

Editor’s Note: Maya Treuheit is a pioneer – the first Student Trustee to serve on the School District No. 46 Board. This month she takes her turn, as each of the Trustees have done in rotation, to report to constituents on the Board’s activities and vision. The power and potential of this generation of students ... Read More »

Experiential education enthuses students

Madeira Park Elementary school may be experiencing declining enrollments, but its students enjoy a high-quality interactive education that could be the envy of many schools in more populous areas, even Vancouver’s west side. Enriching field trips and activities “have students diving into the curriculum a little deeper,” says Principal Barry Krangle. Each class spent a ... Read More »

Grants available for child-care providers

A total of $14.8 million in major capital funding is now available to child-care providers throughout the province to create new licensed child-care spaces for BC kids. Non-profit child-care providers can apply for up to $500,000, while private child-care organizations can apply for up to $250,000. Funding can be used to build a new child ... Read More »

Trustees shine at BCSTA AGM

SD46 Trustee Christine Younghusband (third from the left) was elected to the BC School Trustee Association’s Board of Directors at its recent AGM.   Photo submitted Trustees from School District No. 46 had a strong presence at the 2014 BC School Trustees Association AGM, held April 24-26 in Vancouver. Most significantly, Sechelt School Trustee Christine ... Read More »

CFUW Spring Soiree entertains for a cause

An evening of musical entertainment, fun and game, food and ‘special libations’ feature in the CFUW’s Spring Soiree on Friday, May 23 at St. John’s United Church, Davis Bay, at 7pm. Performers include the classical duet of Kathy Caswell (violin) and Kevin Roy (viola), the Arbutus Sounds Barbershop Chorus, and Ken Dalgleish on piano. A ... Read More »

New BC bursary supports early childhood educators

The BC government is investing $513,000 to help increase the number of early childhood educators throughout the province. The funding is going to the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECE-BC) to establish a bursary fund for students enrolling or enrolled in early childhood educational programs. Emily Mlieczko, ECE-BC executive director, is thrilled that the ECE ... Read More »

Excitement builds as school nears completion

Gibsons Elementary School is scheduled to welcome students and staff into a new school building for the start of the 2014/15 school year. After many years on a waiting list for replacement of the old GES, building the new school started with a formal groundbreaking ceremony on May 3, 2013. It has been a busy ... Read More »

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