Dec 3, 2013 / 3:57 pm
To promote skilled trades training as a first choice for secondary students, Okanagan College is partnering with Discover Trades BC to host a Valley-wide conference for parents, school counselors and teachers at the Kelowna campus on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Parents play a major role in the career path children choose,” says David Kalaski, Coordinator Career Programs, SD67 Okanagan Skaha.
In fact, a 2011 Angus Reid Public Opinion survey of more than 1,500 children ages 7 to 18 found 82 per cent of Canadian youth turned to their parents for guidance on making decisions about their education and careers.
“The conversation between parents and their kids has traditionally been about university being the first choice for post-secondary education,” says Kalaski. “But that line of thought is flawed and partially the reason we have a skills shortage in British Columbia.”
“Educating parents about where the jobs will be when students graduate from post-secondary is a good place to start,” he says.
So too will be providing parents with a better understanding of what is involved in training for a skilled trade.
To that end, Okanagan College is opening its doors and inviting parents to attend the Discover Trades BC Parent/Teacher Conference on Friday, Dec. 6.
“During the day, we’ll raise awareness about how skilled tradespeople affect our daily lives, break the myths associated with trades careers, and highlight the diversity of opportunities within the trades,” says Dianne Holm of Trades and Apprenticeship at Okanagan College.
Parents will even have the opportunity to participate in real projects, such as building walls, trouble shooting car engines, and using trades training simulators.
“The emphasis is on how we—industry, parents and educators—can work together to provide our children and students with the right tools, understanding, assistance and opportunities to learn how trades can provide them with fulfilling and productive careers,” says Holm.
Discover Trades BC is a consortium of 14 public post-secondary educational institutions created to promote trades training in British Columbia.
Contact Dianne Holm at 250-862-5457 or via email at [email protected] to register or get more information about the Discover Trades BC Parent/Teacher Conference.
Dec 3, 2013 / 12:35 pm
Okanagan College is the first B.C. College to respond to industry needs by offering a revised Heavy Mechanical Trades program developed to train students in four separate trades in high demand.
“We have been providing training in Heavy Duty Equipment and Commercial Transport Mechanics for five decades,” said Randy Werger, Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship. “Heavy Duty was one of our first programs and a lot has changed in 50 years. We have constantly adapted the curriculum to meet industry demands.
“Our program used to cover training in two distinct areas – heavy duty and commercial transport mechanics - we’ve kept those components because they are still extremely valuable and relevant but we’ve added two new elements: diesel engine mechanic and transport trailer technician, which will give students a much broader range of skills and ultimately make them more knowledgeable and employable.”
Three of the four training streams in the 38-week entry-level program lead to Red Seal certification, with the exception of diesel engine mechanic. Students who complete the program receive an Okanagan College certificate, Level 1 technical training credits, and 450 work-based training hours towards one of the four trades from the ITA.
“What is most exciting is that both graduates and employers are going to benefit,” said Werger. “Industry gets more versatile employees with broader skill sets, and graduates can take advantage of flexible further education options and enhanced work opportunities. Everybody wins.”
“Many graduates go up north in search of jobs,” said Cam McRobb, Chair of the Motor Vehicle Department. “But increasingly they will be able to find work locally if they choose. Trades related to oil, gas, and mining are in demand, and this program provides local industry with needed technicians to service equipment for those sectors.”
Heavy Mechanical Trades students will be the first group to benefit from the $33-million Trades Training Complex project, which is underway at the Kelowna campus. Phase one of the project – the renovation and expansion of the Heavy Mechanical Trades shop - was completed in the summer of 2013. The freshly-finished shop and 1,858-square-metre outdoor training space is covered by a canopy housing one of Western Canada’s largest arrays of photovoltaic solar panels. Improvements include a bridge crane and a range of newly-acquired equipment.
“Now we have the full package to meet the training needs for our students as they start their careers: great facilities, a large fleet of current equipment and most importantly great instructors,” said Werger.
When completed, the $33-million trades facility - which includes both a large expansion and renovation of existing space - will serve 2,400 students and apprentices annually and feature approximately 10,600 square-metres of shops and classrooms. The Heavy Mechanical Trades program will reside in a fully renovated 560 square-metre shop.
The 38-week Heavy Mechanical Trades program, which includes a two-week work term, has three annual intakes, with students admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The next program intake starts on Feb. 3, 2014.
For more information on the program, contact the Okanagan College Trades and Apprenticeship office at 250-862-5457 or toll-free: 1-877-755-2266.
Dec 3, 2013 / 12:00 am
PhD candidate Christina Turi examines medicinal potential of BC’s native plants
Christina Turi works like a detective – the clues she follows uncover mysteries of the plant world. In the bright, gleaming science labs at UBC's Okanagan campus, Turi interprets the realm of plant signaling and behaviour, a branch of botanic investigation that examines how plants respond to their environment under changing conditions.
"Plants are very complicated," says Turi, a PhD candidate in biology with UBC’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. "They possess a chemical arsenal made up of secondary metabolites which are synthesized in response to the surrounding environment. While some of these metabolites have been exploited by humans for medicine, we’ve only scratched the surface.”
Plants signal and behave in ways to share food, repel enemies, time their growth behavior to the seasons, decide when and whether to colonize other species and otherwise adapt to life.
Turi studies the potential of medicinal plants – an area of interest springing from the days her European grandmother planted herbal remedies in her garden. She is currently researching the chemical complexity of two plants common to British Columbia -- Ligusticum canbyi, typically known as Canby's Lovage and Artemisia tridentata, or Sagebrush.
"Both species have a long history of medicinal use in British Columbia. But they have not been fully studied," says Turi.
That, in large part, is due to the complicated structure of vegetation – for instance, a plant leaf can contain upwards of 30,000 separate compounds. Scientists understand about 1,100 of those in terms of what they do for the plant and how they interact. The remainder have been catalogued, yet their specific roles and how they work together within a plant's physiology are undiscovered territory.
"Our knowledge is very limited, as these compounds are often unstable or lost in processing," says Turi. To get a better picture, she arms herself with plant extracts, feeds the samples into a mass spectrometer and analyzes the results. Typically what spits out are reams of spreadsheets containing tens of thousands of figures, graphs and code language.
This metabolic data provides a snapshot of the chemicals present in the sample. Employing algorithms and processes to understand biological activity, chemical structures and plant signaling, Turi mines the data to discover new compounds.
Ultimately, she hopes to unlock the natural medicinal values of plants using statistics and rationale deduction to find patterns and connections.
Upon graduation, Turi hopes to further pursue work with medicinal plants with an academic posting. She credits her supervisor Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry, for sparking her work and encouraging her to follow it.
"She is truly a multidisciplinary researcher, who does not just teach you the science. She teaches you to look at the world from a different perspective and appreciation."
Turi’s thesis is tentatively titled "The Novel Use of Metabolomics as a Hypothesis Generating Technique for Untargeted Phytochemical Analysis of Ligusticum canbyi Coult & Rose and Artemisia tridentata Nutt."
Nov 29, 2013 / 4:11 pm
Reigning champions Nelson and Hudson Schier successfully defended their title in the dance competition at the 8th annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior today at Okanagan College. In addition, they also won an award for Best Innovative Design.
The Vernon brothers were just two of more than 200 elementary and secondary students from across the Okanagan Valley who competed at this year’s event.
This is the sixth time the Schiers have won the dance portion of RoboCup Junior. The winners of each category—dance, soccer and rescue—have the opportunity to go on to compete in the international competition in Brazil in July.
“We’re always excited to compete at RoboCup and are happy we won,” says Hudson Schier. “We couldn’t go to the international competition last year, but we plan to go this year and will be adding way more features to the Octopus robot in preparation.”
“The creations were exceptional,” says Nadir Ould-Khessal, event organizer and Chair of the Electronic Engineering department at Okanagan College.
Winners came from a variety of schools and communities from the Okanagan and beyond and trophies were handed out to teams from Salmon Arm, Vernon, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Vancouver.
Each winning team received a TELUS Award, comprised of an electronics kit that can be used to build other fun projects while at the same time teaching the students more about electronics and robotics.
TELUS is a major sponsor of the event; other longtime sponsors include ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC), Tekmar Control Systems, and Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp.
While all students and their robots performed brilliantly, the top 2013 results from all categories are as follows:
Dance Challenge – Primary Category
First Place: “Feel the Groove” Dorothea Walker (Kelowna)
Team members: Courtney Fornasero, Jayden Clare, Lauren Jonker, Taya Ito
Second Place: “Potion Masters” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Christine Semeniuk, Jocelyn Podolsky
Third Place: “Robo Rocket” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Katrina Billinton, Tessa Espino
Dance Challenge – Secondary Category
First Place: “Robo Bros” Clarence Fulton and Vernon Secondary (Vernon)
Team members: Hudson Shier, Nelson Shier
Second Place: “Queens of Rock” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Emma Horbay, Jane Newall, Melissa Jewsbury
Rescue Challenge – Primary Category
First Place: “Team One” King’s Christian School (Salmon Arm)
Team members: Daniel Roodzant, Jenessa Zappone
Second Place: “WDKWWADBWTA” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Harrison Larson, Joel Semeniuk, Naved Wasti
Third Place: “Rescuers Return” CPS Online School
Team members: Adam White, Patwin McSorley
Rescue Challenge – Secondary Category
First Place: “Building in Motion” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Gavin Newall, Kyle Billinton
Second Place: “Robahkiin” Aberdeen Hall (Kelowna)
Team members: Justin McHale, Marcus Kemp
Third Place: “Creators” Constable Neil Bruce (West Kelowna)
Team members: Danielle Long, Georgia Gibbings
Soccer Challenge – Primary Category
First Place: “Dream Team” CPS Online School
Team members: Cameron McConnechy, Matthew Yong
Second Place: “Storm” CPS Online School
Team members: Daria Loewen, Hannah Hinter
Third Place: “Joebotics” St. Joseph Elementary (Kelowna)
Team members: Cooper Clarkson, Jared Gravelle-Prince, Joel Hrasko
Soccer Challenge – Secondary Category
First Place: “Sager Soccer” Sager Education (Vancouver)
Team members: Brian Geze Zhuang, Jeff Zizheng Ma, Mike Yuhao Zhai
Second Place: “Robo Knights 1” Kelowna Christian School
Team members: Devon Bourgeois
Third Place: “Robo Knights 2” Kelowna Christian School
Team members: Philip Mazur
Nov 29, 2013 / 10:36 am
An Autism Spectrum diagnosis can be paralyzing for parents, but the Autism Spectrum Certificate at Okanagan College can help them fill the knowledge gap and move forward.
“After her diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with what to do first. I knew what she needed, but not where to go to get that help,” says Jaimee Therrien, a mother of four, who has a 14-year-old daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“In my experience, you need at least 80 hours of education to really understand what it is your child needs over the long term and how to successfully navigate that process,” says Joanne Poole, one of Okanagan College’s Autism Spectrum Certificate instructors and mother of 20-year-old son on the autism spectrum.
Providing that critical piece of education to parents and caregivers alike, Okanagan College offers the Autism Spectrum Certificate, a three-month, part-time course at all Okanagan College campuses with new intakes in Vernon and Penticton starting in January 2014.
The certificate provides students with an in-depth understanding of what ASD is, how it affects brain function and how those differences in brain function create behaviour, learning and language problems. Not only will students master teaching and learning techniques, they will get the tools and resources to support children and adults both in school and in the community. Knowledge about how to transition older children into self-sufficiency and employment will also be acquired.
Students of this program typically include people who work with individuals on the autism spectrum such as behaviour interventionists, nurses, teachers, support care workers, and now, more than ever, parents.
“It’s parents who are bearing the brunt of recent cuts to autism intervention funding,” says Poole. “The Autism intervention and support programs do as much as they can with the resources they are provided, but the onus is now on parents to become educated.”
“For someone who is facing a new diagnosis or someone who wants to work with individuals with autism this course is so beneficial because it gives you all the information you need to be an advocate for individuals with autism,” says Therrien.
Equipped with what she learned in the Autism Spectrum Certificate, Therrien became a behavioural interventionist with the Autism Department of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre. “I am really passionate about working with kids with challenges,” she says. “After taking the certificate, not only was I able to help my own daughter, but now I make a living helping other kids and their families everyday,” she says.
For more information on the Autism Spectrum Certificate, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/ASC. Applications are currently open for programs starting in Vernon and Penticton in January. Contact Lisa Robert at 250-545-7291, ext. 2812, in Vernon and Ingrid Carter at 250-492-4305, ext. 3206, in Penticton for more information.
Nov 28, 2013 / 9:09 am
Okanagan College is reporting a 21 per cent increase in enrolment in trades and apprenticeship programs this fall. Overall the number of students taking classes at the College remains steady.
Numbers drawn from the fall enrolment report show 5,853 students taking courses as of mid-September, compared to 5,851 at the same time in 2012. The fall enrolment picture is a snapshot that only tells a part of the story: Okanagan College has many programs that start at different times of the year.
The largest area of enrolment growth this fall is in the Trades and Apprenticeship area, with a 21 per cent increase (660 students vs. 547 in 2012).
The Penticton campus saw a 9.3 per cent growth in student numbers, with 655 students in 2013 compared to 599 in 2012. The Salmon Arm campus experienced a 13.9 per cent decrease in student numbers (291 compared to 338). Kelowna’s enrolment was nearly steady, 4,193 vs. 4,197. Enrolment in Vernon was also relatively steady – 714 students this fall compared to 717 in 2012.
Health and social development programming grew by 11 per cent, to 467 students, from 422. Student numbers in Arts programs across the institution dropped by about 11 per cent (1,267 students compared to 1,420).
Science, engineering technology, business and foundational program headcounts are relatively stable this fall compared to last; each is within about one to two per cent of last year’s numbers.
The number of international students grew by 11 per cent (382 vs. 344).
“It’s important to understand that the fall enrolment snapshot is just that, it doesn’t tell the whole story,” noted Dr. Andrew Hay, Vice President Education for the College. “The fall numbers are one of several indicators we use to calculate and predict our enrolment for the year.
“Students begin programs at the College at various points during the year. One of the interesting things about the fall snapshot is that our overall enrolment held steady this fall, while the number of Grade 12 students from the school districts within our region dropped by about 3.4 per cent last year.”
Hay noted that during the 2012-13 academic year, for instance, 21,356 people took courses at the College.
Nov 27, 2013 / 12:00 am
“Every person who is studying computer science is now writing down your username for future reference” – Reddit user
Eric Huang woke up one morning and was amazed to find more than 100 messages on his cell phone. The 18-year-old UBC Okanagan campus student turned into an overnight sensation on the social news site Reddit – and was featured on the homepage of the popular business and tech site Forbes.com
As he had many times before, Huang helped a high-school student solve a computer programming problem that the student had posted to Reddit, where he is known as Kristler.
“I was still half asleep when I checked my phone notifications,” says Huang. “I scrolled down on my phone and I kept scrolling and scrolling and it just didn’t end! I answer a lot of questions on Reddit, so this response was serendipitous.”
The comments, totaling nearly 550, were in response to how Huang had helped the student. Instead of just answering the question, Huang, as one Reddit user observed, helped “a high school student to think like a programmer instead of doing his homework for him.”
In the Reddit thread entitled, Changing the color of a bug based on direction, a high-school student asked how to create a program to solve a particular problem. Huang responded with, “Since this is a class assignment, I’m not going to answer it for you, and neither should anyone else.” He went on to ask probing questions that helped the student discover the answer for himself.
Praise from professional programmers, instructors and teachers for Huang’s clear, competent approach to teaching began filling up the Reddit thread. Many assumed Huang was a professional programmer or teacher and were shocked to learn he was an 18-year-old student. One commenter stated, “You did an excellent job of stepping back from the code and determining for each mistake the student was making, which specific programming concept was wrong or missing.”
Huang has some experience as a teacher. In Grade 9 he organized and taught the First Aid class for his secondary school. In high-school he also took an elective in Peer Tutoring and worked in his school’s learning support centre helping students with learning disabilities.
“I really enjoy answering questions for people,” says Huang. “I especially enjoy explaining concepts to people with little to no prior experience, because I feel like I can do a really good job coming up with examples and analogies that make sense. I find it really fun too!”
Taiwan-born Huang has lived in Vancouver since age five. He began studies in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus this September. Huang hasn’t settled on a major yet, but is interested in either computer science or mathematics. His professors are sure he will excel at whatever he chooses.
“Eric is an exceptional student,” says Associate Professor of Computer Science Ramon Lawrence. “He has demonstrated very strong problem-solving abilities and participates enthusiastically in class. He has a bright future in computer science.”
Huang may still be a teenager, but already looks ahead to eventually earning a PhD, and working in the field of mathematical cryptography.
“I’m fascinated by numbers that make bank accounts and passwords safe,” says Huang. “I like the blend of practical computer science, abstract algebra and higher-level math. The application is useful, but I am more interested in the theoretical side. Instead of working on the implementation, I would like to focus on the research and figure out the next step in this field.”
TELUS dials in to Western Canada’s RoboCup Junior event with big donation to Okanagan College Foundation
Nov 26, 2013 / 9:19 am
About 200 elementary and secondary students across the Okanagan will be putting their robots through the paces this year in more RoboCup challenges than ever, thanks to a generous donation from TELUS.
TELUS has donated $8,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation, and the money has been used to create new competition platforms so that young students of all ages interested in technology can compete with their robots in any one of the three categories – dance, soccer or rescue.
Now in its eighth year, the Western Canada RoboCup Junior competition take place Friday, Nov. 29 starting at 9 a.m. at the College’s Kelowna campus on KLO Road.
“This donation has made a huge difference for us this year,” said Electronic Engineering Technology Chair Nadir Ould-Khessal, who organizes the event.
“We’ve been able to build four new platforms – two for rescue and the others for soccer, which means no matter what age a student is they can compete in all three categories. The most popular are rescue and soccer, and this year we have 70 teams signed up for those categories. It’s going to be a busy day,” Ould-Khessal said.
Steve Jenkins, TELUS General Manager for Interior South BC, said his company sees value in RoboCup inspiring youngsters and teens to consider technical training as a promising career choice.
“RoboCup provides a great platform to showcase technology and innovation in a high energy format that promotes creativity,” he said. “TELUS, through its Health division, has a major interest in what the future holds for people with technical skills – like robotics – who can work in partnership with the medical community to develop very sophisticated surgical/medical equipment.”
New this year will also be awards for best technical and innovative designs – an important value when it comes to addressing future needs.
Winners from Western Canada RoboCup Junior are eligible to represent Canada at the 2014 World RoboCup championship, which will be held July 19 – 25 in Brazil.
The top three teams in the primary and secondary age groups will receive a TELUS Award, comprised of an electronics kit which can be used to build other fun projects while at the same time teaching the students more about electronics and robotics.
Other sponsors for the event are Tekmar Control Systems, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp., and ASTTBC – Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.
"Okanagan College is a B.C. leader in technology programs, and contests like this help bring the most keen, capable students into these studies. We know that many of today's competitors will become tomorrow's technology professionals,” said ASTTBC Executive Director John Leech.
Okanagan College Foundation Executive Director Kathy Butler thanked TELUS as well for thinking of supporting the College in this manner.
“TELUS’s contribution toward this unique community-based initiative illustrates how many creative ways there are to support students all while building skills and interest in important career fields,” Butler said.
For a complete schedule of the day’s events, visit the RoboCup Junior website at www.okanagan.bc.ca/robocup.
Nov 26, 2013 / 12:00 am
American Sign Language makes learning an interactive event
In a fun learning exchange, elders from the Splatsin First Nation taught words from their language to UBC students, while the students shared a fun interactive learning game with the elders.
The Splatsin elders recently came to UBC’s Okanagan campus to play a verbal game with students in Christine Schreyer’s endangered languages course. The goal was to teach the elders a language game they could take home and share with the younger generation. In exchange, UBC students learned some Secwepemc (Shuswap) language.
Schreyer, an assistant professor of anthropology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, introduced the visitors to the game Where are your keys? It mixes American Sign Language with the repetition of simple words. Players sit in a circle, point to an object, and say the object’s name in the language they are learning, and also sign it in American Sign Language. The game goes around in a circle, and participants verbally label items each time it is their turn. The Secwepemc-speaking elders taught words to UBC students, while the students taught the game to the elders.
“The game is simply based on repetition and body movement,” says Schreyer. “We’ve added the Indigenous language to the game and turned it into a fun way to share the language.”
By using basic objects, like a pen and a spoon, the words are reinforced by the repetition. It is hoped the elders, mostly grandmothers, will play it with their grandchildren and in their immersion daycare program and, by doing so, pass their language along to the next generation. And while it seems like fun and games, Schreyer says there is very real danger in Canada of losing many Indigenous languages.
“In 1999, it was estimated that there were about 23 fluent speakers left in the Splatsin community,” she says, adding that there are about 80 Indigenous languages in Canada, of which only three are thriving. Globally, the stats aren’t much better.
“There are 7,000 languages in the world and 90 per cent of them are endangered,” says Schreyer. “Languages of colonizers have taken over. It is usually the Indigenous and minority languages that are being lost.”
Schreyer, a linguistic anthropologist, has been teaching the endangered languages course since 2009 and is excited by the idea of language revitalization.
"It's very important to try to preserve the language of Aboriginal peoples, as there is so much knowledge about the land and environment that lives within their language," she says. “The province of BC has challenges because there are more Indigenous languages in BC than anywhere else in Canada. We wanted to teach the elders another method to share the languages and that’s where this game fits in perfectly.”
UBC Aboriginal Program Administrator Dan Odenbach, a Shuswap Nation member, says it is a great opportunity to get Elders onto campus and he is happy to host them in the Aboriginal Centre.
“We have a lot of people ask about using our space. The question we ask is how does this help Aboriginal students and promote culture?” Odenbach says. “We feel an event like this goes a long way in fulfilling this mandate. It was great to see respected elders working alongside students and everyone enjoying themselves. There was no shortage of laughter during this event.”
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Nov 25, 2013 / 11:39 am
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus will celebrate the Coyote Reads after-school literacy program for Aboriginal elementary and middle-school students with a treasure hunt, presentations, and bannock and tea.
Generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation, the literacy program partners four North Okanagan schools, School District #83, Okanagan College and the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) to provide a culturally relevant program that boosts students’ self-confidence and reading skills.
“We received $53,500 from the Vancouver Foundation to run Coyote Reads this year,” said Irene LaBoucane, School District #83 Principal for Aboriginal Education North Okanagan. “The program interweaves cultural teachings, authentic Aboriginal reading materials, literacy strategies, and a fun and supportive atmosphere to improve participants’ reading skills.”
“We have so much to celebrate. We are seeing tangible positive outcomes for the students. As well, there have been unexpected benefits. The kids are making friends, developing a sense of love and belonging and we can see them really looking forward to their twice-weekly after-school sessions, and especially the monthly trips to the College.”
The program has two levels: Coyote Café for elementary students and Coyote Club for middle school learners. LaBoucane says, “Because the program is in its third year, some of the older students who aged out are able to continue their participation as mentors to children entering the program.”
Tracy Riley, Okanagan College’s fundamental literacy instructor said, “The College is an enthusiastic partner and offers the benefit of access to the Dr. Andrea Deakin collection of thousands of works of children’s literature housed here in our campus library.”
“We are situated within walking distance to a middle school and several elementary schools. The students and their parents become very comfortable visiting. We’re very much hoping some day they return to us as College students to continue along their educational pathway.”
The Coyote Reads program runs twice-weekly after school. Once a month, students go to the College for a snack, library visit, story time and a reading session where they can choose to read to themselves or to another student.
The Coyote Reads celebration begins at 2:30 p.m. with a treasure hunt for the participating students. The formal program starts at 3 p.m. Elder Virginia Tomma Woolridge from the Little Shuswap Lake Band will give the blessing.
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