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Rideau DHS Students Visit BC

(Pictured above: Students from Rideau District High School are pictured outside the famous Glass House in Boswell, British Columbia.)


Rideau District High School Students
Visit British Columbia
through Experiences Canada Exchange

(Elgin) – Students from Rideau District High School (RDHS) recently travelled to Crawford Bay , British Columbia as part of an Experiences Canada inter-provincial school exchange. Coordinated by staff members William Morris, Jeremy Carty and Judy Forrest, the nine-day exchange allowed 21 RDHS students to immerse themselves in the culture, natural surroundings and history of the area.

Using Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School as a home base, students visited numerous artists along the Main Street artisan strip in Crawford Bay, and the heritage shops in Nelson, before enjoying evening potluck suppers and campfires at Gray Creek Hall . Students also enjoyed day tours of the National Historic Site SS Moyie , the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler located in Kaslo, the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre – a National Historic Site dedicated to telling the story of more than 22,000 Japanese Canadians forcibly relocated during World War 2 – and the ancient Retallack Old Cedars Trail featuring 600-800 year-old cedars near Silverton.

They also enjoyed an evening soak at the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort , and experienced the Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History , the Glass House attraction in Boswell, and the beach at Lockhart Provincial Park near Creston.

During the weekend, students travelled with their host families to various other attractions throughout the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges.

Posted June 16, 2016


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