LETTER: Community Pride

By Contributor
March 6th, 2016

What a great town we live in –  thanks especially to some of our young people who seem to be taking on the world – acting locally AND globally!  Over the past few days I’ve heard about so many impressive initiatives taking place, that I thought I’d write to acknowledge just a few of the recent achievements of Rossland’s youth.

How heartwarming that the Rossland Trail Interact club enjoys spending time at Columbia View Lodge’s weekly ballroom dance sessions.  Their comments indicate that not only do the seniors benefit, but that the young people themselves find that they are gaining from the experience.

Rossland’s Youth Action Network deserves praise for launching their own comic book anthology to focus on important issues facing youth everywhere.

Young athletes like Andrew Sibbald and Jasmine Drolet inspire admiration for the way in which they have worked with coaches and on their own to hone their skills in diving and cross country skiing.

Students at L’Ecole des Sept Sommets have taken direct aim at the problem of bullying by establishing a buddy system and working together to promote kindness.

Rossland Summit School students have accepted the challenge of becoming “energy champions” to promote conservation.

And the Rossland Trail Interact club has not only helped the local West Kootenay Friends of Refugees by raising money to support the Syrian family who will be arriving shortly but they also donated close to an equal amount of money to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist with the ongoing international crisis. 

All this in just one week of news stories – truly impressive!


Jan Micklethwaite

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