Climate Change Video Contest

A prize of $400 will be awarded to the top video in each category (teacher, administrator and student) to support a Climate Action Project in their school!

Do you know an amazing teacher, administrator or student who is passionate about climate change and would want to share their story with Canadians for a chance to win $400 to put towards a Climate Action Project?

Learning for a Sustainable Future, Lakehead University and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation are launching a video competition to hear from educators and students from across Canada about why climate change education is important to them and what they are doing to address climate change, personally and in their school. We are encouraging every passionate Canadian to tell their story!

Ten videos will be selected to be rolled out as part of a national social media campaign through LSF and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and their member provincial/territorial associations.

Learn more here!


NOCS 2019 Season – Free Youth Tickets

Four classical concerts, showcasing internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians, will be at the Capitol Theatre. We are encouraging Nelson’s youth to attend these concerts, and to this end we offer students under 18 years to attend free of charge. (Please note that children under 16 must still be accompanied by adults, and that seats for all attendees must still be reserved at the Capitol theatre). See the poster below for details.


RCMP Youth Advisory Council Opportunity

BC RCMP is recruiting BC youth for the 2019-2020 BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee (BC RCMP YAC).

They have 30 spots available for the 2019/2020 school year. If you know of any youth who are looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity and has a passion for contributing to change, this might be a great opportunity for them.


The BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee brings together up to 30 youth aged 14 to 18 from all across British Columbia to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The purpose of the BC RCMP Advisory Committee is to represent the youth voice within the RCMP and to gain insight on how to deliver effective youth strategies and initiatives.

For their participation, youth will:

  • Be eligible for reference letters
  • Connect with other youth across BC
  • Play a vital role in the shaping of how the RCMP supports youth

Youth can email for an application, or use the link below. Completed applications must be returned by September 20, 2019.

BC RCMP YAC Application Package 2019-2020

BC RCMP YAC Recruitment poster

Terri-Lynn Vidal, Youth Strategies Coordinator
Cst. Paula Haider, Youth Strategies/SAFE Coordinator
“E” Division Crime Prevention Services

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Girl Guides

Girl Guides are  always welcoming and looking for girls and women to get involved in their organization. They are also currently in need of Guiders. If this interests you, see the information below.

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Science World at the Science Fair!

Science World was here at the school today, and the students really enjoyed the presentation!
They will also be at LVR during the Science Fair this weekend for anyone who wants to see more.
It is FREE too!
Saturday, April 6
Activities and exhibitions 11:00 am – 4:00
Shows at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:00.
All are welcome!
More details:  Science World Poster and


AbEd Newsletter from the District Aboriginal Team

Hello friends!

Happy Holidays from the District Aboriginal Team (we got DAT! 🙂 )

Please find the below the winter edition of our newsletter to distribute to staff, families, and students. We’ve included a special holiday greeting at the back. Thank you so much to everyone for contributing beautiful stories to help celebrate our students and great staff!

Please also find two PDF’s that go together for a calendar gifted to us from Karen Smith from Lower Kootenay Band Education Department. We are so happy to have received this gift and we are allowed to pass this around to all 🙂

Have a safe and beautiful holiday season!

AB ED Newsletter – December 2018

Calendar for print


Danica Weager, MC, CCC
District Indigenization Coordinator, Aboriginal Education School District #8
570 Johnstone Road, Nelson, BC, V1L 6J2 Cell Phone: (250) 505 9032

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The Nutcracker

We have a number of Wildflower kids performing in this very special benefit concert! Come see Kaya, Maisie, Imogen, Enna, Paloma, Sasha, Bea, Myra, and Linnea perform! Entrance is by donation and monies raised will go to “Nelson and Area Friends of the Family”, a local foundation that provides financial aid to assist with travel and accommodation costs for families with children who must travel to receive medical treatment.

Doors open at 6:30, the show is at 7:00 pm
The St. Joseph School Choir will be outside to add to the general merriment!
Running time. Approx 1 hour. Family friendly!
In an ambitious cross community project of children helping children, eleven pianists and approximately eighty-eight dancers, aged 5–17 years old, are joining together to present excerpts from Tchaikowsky’s beloved “Nutcracker Suite”. The young and enthusiastic performers are piano students of Anne Macdonald and dance students of Slava Doval’s DanceFusion, Renee Salisiccioli’s Kootenay DanceWorks from Rossland and Glynis Waring’s Kaslo Dance Studio.


Kootenay Contraption Contest

The Kootenay Contraption Contest invites students in Grades K-8 to imagine, design and illustrate a “contraption” that solves a problem. Students love to ponder and come up with a design concept. Students have fun and can be creative with anything from art supplies, illustrations and even multimedia.
For more information, go to where you can also see last year’s winner from Creston.
You may download a contest form at or get one from Anne in the office.


Come and join in the fun with Love 2 Learn!

A free program for little ones (3-5 years old) and their adult …
Love 2 Learn includes:
•    Exploring and learning together
•    Making simple materials into “learning toys”
•    Making felt board stories and book crafts
•    Borrowing books
•    Sharing a healthy snack
•    Sharing rhymes, stories and songs at circle time
•    Ideas to Go – materials and ideas given to parents weekly to take home and do at their kitchen table

Wildflower School
Fridays 9:30-11:00 am starting Oct 26
Contact Joan at or 250-352-3218