A successful UBC Education for Sustainability (EfS) Cohort at Cheakamus Centre!
In late November, UBC Education held their annual EfS Cohort Retreat at Cheakamus Centre for a full-day of place, Squamish culture and connection to nature through the Longhouse Indigenous Cultural program. Among others, the North Vancouver School District and the Cheakamus Foundation supported this extraordinary opportunity to weave together place, culture, nature and experiential learning.
Everyone had a spring in their step on March 1st!
Friends of Cheakamus members enjoyed a tranquil forest walk through the Enchanted Forest during the monthly First Sunday event - with a fun detour to visit the eight new baby goats at the farm! Click here to learn more.
The Giants Among Us
On a crisp Thursday afternoon in February, Squamish Chief Reporter, Keili Bartlett joined Cheakamus staff for a guided walk to the old growth forest to view some of the 750+ year old Western Redcedar trees! The trees sit on our ecological reserve, which can only be viewed under the guidance of Cheakamus Centre staff to make sure both the sensitive ecological reserve and its visitors stay safe. While school groups often visit the site, it's also open on the first Sunday of every month with the Friends of Cheakamus program series.
A Message for 2069: Cheakamus Centre Celebrates 50th with Time Capsule
In January 2019, we began celebrating our 50th anniversary, and with that, we launched the 50 years – 50 faces campaign – a celebration of individuals who have been part of an extraordinary journey that spans five decades. We collected stories and memories from our Cheakamus community. On December 6, 2019, as part of wrapping up our 50-year celebrations, we hosted a celebration event where we buried a time capsule that will be opened in the year 2069.
The magic of a memory - 50 Years of life-changing experiences at Cheakamus Centre
To wrap-up of 50th year, we have been busy sharing stories through our 50 years - 50 faces Campaign and have also been busy posting blogs on our website and sharing the incredible testimonials on our social channels from people who wanted to share how their experience at Cheakamus Centre was so impactful in their lives. Recently, were featured in the autumn publication of Camp Business on 'camp life' at Cheakamus.
Connecting People, Place & Planet - A successful Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Provincial Professional Development Conference!
The energy from this past weekend at the Classroom to Communities (C2C) Education Network Provincial Conference is still buzzing! A tremendous growing circle of educators connecting people, place and planet was evident. From the longhouse,
storytellers and program of sessions, to the Exhibitors Fair and Networking
Social, and the remarkable field experiences on Saturday for an Indigenous Cultural Learning Workshop at Cheakamus Centre, there were precious memories and new connections made! Next year's conference will be in Prince George, BC - don't miss it!