Connor and Arianna play with young alpacas in Willowbrook this morning
Archives for September 20, 2014
PIB Chief Jonathan Kruger, Terry Brewer-Grant County Commissioner, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Money from American utilities is being utilized in part to enhance fish habitat in the Okanagan.
The return of Okanagan Sockeye to our fishing grounds used to be only a dream”, says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “In the summer of 2010 we witnessed the salmon come back in the numbers not seen for 100 years. This hatchery is crucial to the Syilx people to realize their dream of restoring the n’titxw (Salmon), one of the ‘Four Food Chiefs,’ to their original habitat and rightful place in Syilx territory.
Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger says “This place is so special because we have an excellent facility and laboratory. We’re looking beyond Sockeye Salmon, looking at Chinook, maybe some Coho, there are even ideas of doing small projects with local sturgeon,” he said.
The 25,000 square foot salmon hatchery will have the capacity to rear up to eight million eggs.
Banner above is a slice of statue image (Clint George) on display at native fish hatchery.
BC Thanksgiving Food Drive volunteers will be pick up on Saturday, September 20th.
Those who didn’t receive a bag can drop off non-perishable food donations at the Oliver Food Bank (6047 Station St.) between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on collection day: Today
For the last three years, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive has helped restock the Oliver food bank’s shelves after a busy summer. Our community donated over 5400 lbs. of non-perishable food to the Oliver Food Bank last year. It would be wonderful to reach or surpass that total this year! Thank you to all of our front-door food donors and community partners for their great support.
South Okanagan Minor Hockey – Lace ‘Em Up
Lace ‘Em Up is a free program for any new players ages 5-10 who are not yet registered for hockey. It will be held on Sunday September 21 at the Sun Bowl Arena in Osoyoos from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and again at the Oliver Arena from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. We will have players from the Osoyoos Coyotes helping out on the ice. Some equipment may be available if needed. Helmets are mandatory.
For registration details go to the Lace ‘Em Up article www.SOMHA.com
It is with great pleasure that I welcome all staff and students back to SOSS for our opening day on Monday September 22nd. We are very excited to have school back in session and I know our staff is very pleased to be back at work and doing what they love.
The school calendar for this year has not been changed but the first semester provincial exams will be moved and the semesters adjusted to make for an equitable number of instructional days in each semester. We will be updating our school calendar on the website to reflect these changes. There will be no additional days added to the calendar.
We look forward to an exciting year at SOSS. Please remember to contact administration or teachers if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s education.