The students would like to take this time to say ‘Thank You’, to their parents, their siblings, their grandparents, aunts, uncles and to the community for coming out and supporting them at each of their fundraisers.

Acwsalcta Girls and Boys Club planning cultural travel to Northern B.C.

This year, the Acwsalcta Girls and Boys club have decided to travel to Northern part of B.C.

Submitted By Dana Mack

Acwsalcta Girls and Boys club began 2016, and during our first year we decided to take a field trip to Vancouver, B.C., which I took a lot of trial and errors from and thought it to be successful. The following year I took the group to Alberta. This trip was a learning experience and it was well worth going for all of students.

This year, the Acwsalcta Girls and Boys club have decided to travel to the Northern part of B.C. We will be visiting are Haida Gwaii, Terrance, Kitamaat, Burns Lake and Prince George, B.C. The biggest adventures will be traveling on B.C. Ferries, touring Haida Gwaii, touring Terrance and Kitamaat, taking the VIA Rail from Terrance to Burns Lake and, most of all because we are a dance group, dancing for all of those communities we will be visiting.

To achieve our goal we had to fundraise $30,000. Our students probably don’t realize that to achieve this goal was a big adventure in itself. We hosted two Loonie Auctions, a few flea markets, bingo’s, movie matinee’s, concessions and were hired to set up/take down/clean-up for dinners in the community. All together we made just over $25,000 in five months. In January I applied for a grant from B.C. Arts Council for $15,000 and were rewarded the total amount, which will help us greatly.

The students would like to take this time to say ‘Thank You’, to their parents, their siblings, their grandparents, aunts, uncles and to the community for coming out and supporting them at each of their fundraisers. We would also like to say ‘Thank You’ to the Nuxalk Acwsalcmalslayc Academy of Learning Society (NAALS) and Acwsalcta School for granting us the opportunity to go on this once in a life time trip.

Here are the list of names of the students that will be going on the trip: students from grade four and five are; Aaliyah Andy, Evan Gabriel, Avery Mack, Kody Mack, Jonathan Paul, Jydehlia Pootlass, Leonard Pootlass, Liam Schooner, Zachariah Si-Tibbet, Riley Snow, Bradley West, and Brenna Wilson

This year we invited a four older student from higher grades to come on the trip this year and they are: Ronaldo James, Tamara Pootlass, Makayla Snow, and Anthony Schooner

Our chaperones are Dana Mack – Coordinator, Donna Tallio, Rhonda Sandoval, Peter Snow, Jolene Nappie, Kathleen Schooner, Fiona Paul, Elder: Karen Anderson, Bus Driver – Jerry Tallio.

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