Art Therapy for Parents

Art Therapy for Parents

Community
There are FREE art therapy for parents classes starting on February 7th at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. See the poster for details. Pre-registration is required. Parenting Art Therapy Group Winter Session
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This Week at the Library – Financial Literacy

This Week at the Library – Financial Literacy

Community
This Thursday (January 12) at 7pm at the Nelson Library, we have a life skills workshop on FINANCIAL LITERACY – Come learn how to deal with your money! Free pizza, free workshop, no registration – just come! Any questions, email the Teen Librarian Melodie Rae at mstorey@nelson.ca.
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Harry Potter Gala – December 10

Harry Potter Gala – December 10

Community
Some of our Wildflower Middle School students are helping the LV Rogers High School’s Amnesty group with their Harry Potter Gala to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency. This year, the film is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The event will be taking place at the Civic Theatre on Saturday December 10th, with doors opening at 3 and the movie starting at 4. WFMS will be selling tickets on the 3rd floor of the school on Wednesday and Thursday at recess and lunch. Tickets can be also be purchased at Otter Books ($8 for students and $10 for adults). Everyone is encouraged to come in costume! There will be door prizes, trivia, and other fun activities for people of all ages! (more…)
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Blanket Drive

Blanket Drive

Community, School News
The colder weather is upon us, and Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter is full! Staff try to provide people who have to sleep outside with items to help keep them warm and dry. Emily’s Leadership Group is collecting blankets, sleeping bags, tents, tarps and thermarests to donate to the Shelter. Please bring items in good condition to Emily’s classroom by this Thursday, December 8. Thank you from Emily’s Leadership Group
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Be Prepared for Cold Winter Travel

Be Prepared for Cold Winter Travel

Community
A student from the Social Services Worker Program, Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC, stopped by recently in an effort to make everyone more aware of the dangers of travelling in the cold weather. He had personal experience when a loved one's trip to the store almost turned deadly. Be safe out there, everyone! A short, quick trip to the store, you wouldn’t think required much planning.  A sudden snow storm, foggy, cold weather, icy roads.  It only takes a second for something to go wrong.  Please be prepared for cold weather travel.  It may save your life or the lives of your loved ones.  (more…)
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Host an International Student?

Host an International Student?

Community
The International Program Division of Kootenay School District #8 is looking for families to host  International students. We would like to welcome you to be part of an amazing program that gives you and our students the ability to learn about cultures and form friendships for years to come. You will receive $850.00 per month per student. (more…)
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Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

Community, WFMS
Teen Book Club! Thursday, November 17th, 3:30-4:30 at the Nelson Public Library. This is an “any book” book club – which means we sit around, eat pizza and talk about the books we love and hate! Drop-in – no registration. All are welcome – bring a friend! (more…)
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Haiti Dinner

Haiti Dinner

Community, School News
The WFMS class volunteered to serve at the Kootenay Christian Fellowship on Tuesday, October 25th for a fundraising dinner to raise money for people in Haiti who suffered from hurricane Matthew. Nice job! (more…)
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Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass

Community
Grade 4 and 5 students can get a Snowpass -- this pass provides 3 days of lift tickets at each participating ski hill across Canada (locally, Whitewater, Red Mountain, and Salmo). That's a lot of skiing for $29.99!! Grade 4 and 5 Snowpass info Go to www.snowpass.ca to apply
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Creative Writing for Teens at the Library

Creative Writing for Teens at the Library

Community, WFMS
Creative Writing Group is this Thursday, October 27th at the Nelson Library! Taught by writer Rayya Liebich. All teens  and all levels welcome. Since it is Halloween week, we are going to do Blackout Poetry! It involves taking a page of written word and blacking out most of it except a few select works to create a poem – many turn them into works of art too. We also have a spooky/yummy Halloween snacks!
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