Friday, May 1st, 2020
One of the positive aspects that has happened during this difficult time is the numerous examples of others who have gone out of their way to care about their neighbours.
SD 8 Kootenay Lake has had this happen for them from one of our global partners. Xavier Song and his family, who will soon be moving to the Nelson community and who have been partners with the Kootenay Lake International Program for many years, have sent 200 masks to support our community. We thank the Song family for this thoughtful gesture. In response, Xavier stated, “My family and I will live in Nelson, so the mask donation is certainly my duty as a member of the Nelson family”.
The masks will likely be used to support our ESW sites in schools, but SD8 Kootenay Lake are also contacting or local health authorities to inform them of this gift in case there is a greater identified need.
For more information;
District Principal – International Education
About The Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):
The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.