Final version of Skatepark Shade Shelter poster

Posted: November 11 - 2017

Thank you to Dave Simpson for creating this beautiful poster that will be used to thank all of the Shade Shelter sponsors.

International Dinner February 8th

Posted: November 11 - 2017

International Dinner Tickets on sale now

The 2018 International Dinner won’t be held until Thursday February 8, 2018 but demand for tickets is already high. Loyal supporters have been requesting tickets as they had so much fun at the 2017 event. They also look forward to the wonderful meal prepared by Selkirk College students. A number of people are using tickets as Christmas gifts. Tickets have now been printed and Roger Higgins is the” go-to person” to get your stock of tickets. Tickets will be available through club members as well as BCAA, Kootenay Christian Fellowship and the Investors Group. Tickets are $50 each which includes a $20 donation for which a receipt will be provided. Tables of 8 are the standard set-up, but tables for 10 can be set up by special request.

Community Connect Day Nov 18 2017

Posted: November 11 - 2017

Nelson Daybreak Rotary will be operating the food services at this event.

Nelson Skatepark now complete

Posted: October 31 - 2017

With the completion of the murals on the Shade Shelter, the Nelson Daybreak Rotary involment with the Nelson Skatepark is now finished.

World Polio Day at Save-On Foods in Nelson on October 24

Posted: October 13 - 2017

The two Rotary Clubs of Nelson have organized a polio information booth at Save-On Foods in Nelson on Tuesday October 24th from 8:30 to 4:30.

Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated. Let’s make polio the second. Join the fight on World Polio Day.

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Our Newest Paul Harris Fellow

Posted: October 4 - 2017

In the photo Dave Douglas with President Alan Inkster present Kathi Knapik with the Paul Harris Fellow Certificate.

Kathi Knapik has served as the dynamic and energetic Mount Sentinel Interact Coordinator for six years. Dave Douglas was thrilled to make Kathi a Paul Harris Fellow. In the words of Mount Sentinel School Principal, "Kathi is an integral part of the staff and an outstanding teacher - particularly her work with the students in a variety of Clubs and projects". This year Kathi is involved with the Global Intercultural Studies Certificate program, which is new to SD8. The program, which includes students in grades 10,11,12 will empower students with an intercultural skill set. It includes academic, language and global intercultural experiential work.

The Ambassador Club is the service component and includes international and local students and was developed under the Oaxaca banner which has been an integral part of the Mount Sentinel Interact Club. As this is a school district wide initiative, there is the possibility for students of smaller schools to be involved and there are now 18 students enrolled. SD8 is working with the Province to get recognition for the program in the hopes that credits will be recognized by higher level academic bodies.



In photo: Jaden Williams, a Global Intercultural Studies Certificate program student with Kathi Knapik.

Kathi introduced one of the students, Jaden Williams, who is thrilled by what he has experienced to date and already he feels that he has redefined what he wants to experience in life. The program will send students to Oaxaca during spring break in March where they will build two houses and equip them with solar power and bio sand water filters. Of note is that Don Warthe, a former Interact teacher-advisor at Mt. Sentinel and key contact for the program in Oaxaca has taken water filtration training in Alberta and has attended the Wavemakers’ Summit and will be an integral part of the team at Oaxaca.

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