Local cultural venues offer education alternatives in light of strike
An African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Let us come together and educate them too.
As BC teachers and the Provincial Government work towards settling their labour dispute, the Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society is offering free admission at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre (across from the Castlegar airport) to students during the time that they are out of classes. Students are welcome to come out and learn about local Doukhobor history.
At the Doukhobor Museum, we will also be handing out a free “Passport of Education” card with our stamp on it as proof of having visited in hopes that, once they are back in school, the students will be able to present this card to their teachers and be credited for using their time away from classes for self-education.
The students will also be able to take their Passports of Education and get them stamped at other local venues such as next door at the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar Station Museum, Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park, and any other venues that wish to participate in educating our young people.
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through to Sept. 31. Caregivers may purchase a membership for the same price of adult admission and come back as many times as they wish for the remaining season.