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New Chair and Vice-Chair Elected to SD8 Board of Education

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) announced the election by acclamation of a new chair and vice-chair of the Board of Education at the inaugural board meeting held in Nelson, B.C., on November 14. School Trustee Dawn Lang was elected uncontested as the new chair, moving into the role after serving one year as vice-chair. School Trustee Julie Bremner was elected uncontested to the position of vice-chair, her first term in the position.

"I am deeply honoured that my fellow trustees have elected me to lead the Board in governing the district, and grateful to our previous chair Lenora Trenaman for her years of leadership that preceded today. Our board is a great combination of fresh perspectives and years of experience in education and public service. What we all have in common is a profound commitment to seeing children learn and thrive,” said Chair Lang.

"It is a privilege to step into the role of vice-chair and to have the opportunity to take on this important leadership role in governing our district. I look forward to working with Chair Lang and every trustee that serves on our board. A huge thanks to our communities as well for being active participants in children’s education,” said Vice-Chair Bremner.

The positions of chair and vice-chair are elected annually by the Board of Education, whose nine trustees are elected every four years. The SD8 Board of Education is entering the second year of a four-year term that ends before B.C. general local elections that will be held on October 17, 2026.

About School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake): Located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, SD8 serves numerous diverse communities in the Kootenays including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel, and Yahk. We also serve students across B.C. through our provincial online learning school, Elev8. Our dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 4,700 students and their families. Our mission is to inspire and support each learner to thrive in a caring learning environment.