We are beginning to wrap up our first PE and Outdoor Education units. We completed our final kayaking session this Thursday on the Vedder River. We had two groups of eight students paddle from the Vedder Bridge to the Lickman Road access. Sunny weather and low water made for an awesome day on the water. Kudos to all the students in the program who have come so far in their boats since our first lake session back in September! We have a newsletter to hand out next week if students are interested in furthering their paddling skills with the Chilliwack Center of Excellence – winter pool sessions start next week!
Our culminating activity for Outdoor Education will take place this Monday through Wednesday. Please see the attached itinerary and documents: Multi-night – Parent Info.pdf , Food Preparation and Planning a.pdf , and Personal Supply List.pdf. The goal of this trip is to provide students with an opportunity to complete an extended backpacking trip that involves wilderness travel. Temperatures will begin rising Sunday but the early half of the week still promises a bit of rain and wet snow at higher elevations is possible, so extra diligence will be required when preparing and packing for this trip. The attached <Multi-night – Parent Info.pdf> document contains similar information to the document sent out before the last overnight trip but with important instructions specific to this trip. Please read it carefully and contact myself or Chris if you have questions. Our pace will be slowing down after this trip, with a lull in planned activities for the next month. It will be a good time catch our breath and focus on academics before the winter holidays.
Jason Shea, Chris Falk