Grade 7’s at Birds Hill Park – Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21

Grade 8’s at White Lake – Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 21

Grade 9’s at Falcon Lake – Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 22

Senior High Options:

Marsh and Mountain June Hiking Trip

We will be camping in Bow Valley Provincial Park, in the heart of beautiful Kananaskis Country Alberta.  Within this pristine area, we will see towering mountains, evergreen-covered valleys and glacial streams as we spend five days hiking and exploring.  A side trip to Banff National Park and the Sulfur Mountain Hot Springs Pool is also in the planning, and we should see some of the mountain wildlife that is plentiful in the area.  Regular planning meetings dealing with equipment, logistics, and hiking and camping ethics will commence after Spring Break.

Supervisors: Jarrett Rempel, Karl Wiebe, James Friesen, Karina Fast, et al

Dates:  Saturday June 17 – Saturday June 24

Transportation:  Beaver Bus Coach

Cost: $375 (based on full subscription of 40 participants) – $50 deposit required before Spring Break.

Urban Recreation – Recreation Galore

Four full days of joy-filled outdoor activity, tentatively including  golf, paddling, an escape room or vertical adventures and then sporty experience, and frizz-knock and bowling. Final itinerary will to be determined by supervisors after discussion with student group.

Supervisors: Shelley Dalman-Betts, Jason Dyck

Dates:  Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22

Cost: To be determined, under $75. Lunches not provided.

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Urban Service

Want to make a difference in your city? Urban Service is a program designed to offer students a chance to see and better understand the issues surrounding poverty and homelessness in our city.  In addition to the experience and learning students will gain, they will also have the opportunity to give back in voluntary service to those most in need.  The volunteer placements this year include Siloam Mission, Agape Table and more.    Spend a week getting out in the community and giving back.

Supervisors: Lisa Martin, Charlotte Kroeker, Terina Henry

Date:  Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22

Maximum Participants:  12

Transportation:  Students must find their own way to events

Cost: $0

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Senior High Camping – West Hawk Lake

This trip is designed for the “casual camper”. We will be taking coolers and stoves along, so meals can be as extravagant or as simple as you wish. We plan to spend the days near the water, swimming, relaxing (reading, playing Frisbee, etc.) and enjoying the Whiteshell. We can go for some short hikes, a Petroglyph tour or even some boat rides. There are boat rentals at the Marina, which of course would cost extra for those wishing to rent. Fishing would be an option for those with licenses and the necessary tackle.

In the past, a parent has volunteered to bring a boat to give rides (waterskiing/tubing). If you know someone who might be willing to volunteer, please let us know. This would certainly add to the already exciting line-up of activities.

Supervisors: Lyndon Baerg, Herb Guenther, Crys Thiessen

Date: Wednesday, June 21 – Friday, June 23

Transportation: Westgate school bus/ Cargo van for equipment

Cost: $50.00/person (The cost of food is not included)

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Yearbook

This is an opportunity to be a part of creative team designing your 2016-2017 yearbook. Duties include writing captions, placing articles, adjusting yearbook layouts, selecting and placing photographs and creating graphic titles.

Maximum Participants: 12 (Yearbook Committee members will receive priority)

Supervisor:  Neil Ens

Dates: We will run from 9-3:30ish each day, Tuesday to Friday.

Cost: $0

Down on the Farm

New for 2017!  We will be visiting and working on a small farm in Neu Bergthal, just southeast of Altona.  It is a small, mixed family farm that produces organic diary, eggs and meat.  It is situated in an old Mennonite Village, and our hosts live in a traditional Mennonite house-barn.  We will be participating in the day-to-day tasks of farming, whatever they happen to be.  It is likely to include weeding, planting trees, fencing, shoveling manure, etc.  A great way to get our hands dirty, and understand where our food comes from, and what it takes to produce it.  Lodging is yet to be determined.  We will make our meals together as one food group.

Supervisor:  Doug Durksen

Date: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22

Maximum Participants: 5

Cost:  Food costs only, to be determined