Details will be updated on the event Facebook page. (Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash)

Join Take a Hike for a night of fun at the Salmo Ski Hill

West Kootenay Take a Hike is based in the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre

Snow, check. Shuttle to Salmo Ski Hill, check. $5 to ski, or snowboard if you want, check.

That’s all you need to join the students and staff of West Kootenay Take a Hike for “SalmOlympia,” their new winter fundraising event coming up in a few weeks, so save the date.

On Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. locals are invited to this fun and family-oriented event at Salmo Ski Hill.

Take a Hike students will be on hand to demonstrate snowshoeing and fatbiking. For the more adventurous event-goers, there will be opportunity to try their skills individually, or gathered in a group at the soon-to-be-world-famous “Take a Hike Voyager Challenge.”

Read more: Take a Hike provides path to future

Read more: Take a Hike program starts up in Trail

Organizers encourage participants to purchase a prize punch card and try all the events for a chance to win some great prizes.

Columbia Power has chipped in with funding as well, to make sure all families can be part of the fun.

And for those that don’t have a way to get to the hill, ATCO Wood Products is providing a free shuttle bus service from Trail to the Salmo Ski Hill.

Shuttle seats must be reserved in advance.

For more details about the nighttime event, organizers ask locals to check for updates on their Facebook page @westkootenaytakeahike.

Take a Hike is an innovative education program that engages youth through a unique combination of academics, therapy, adventure-based learning, and community involvement.

Now in its seventh year in the West Kootenay and based in the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in East Trail, the program operates in partnership with School District 20 and supports students living throughout the region.

The team behind Take a Hike includes teachers, youth and family workers, clinical therapists, adventure-based learning specialists and volunteers.

The program fosters the optimal environment for students to experience success and provides students the opportunity to rebuild relationships, develop life skills, graduate and give back to their communities.

In September 2019, changes were implemented to the program, specifically around how the adventure-based learning component was delivered. These changes allowed Take a Hike to expand services, so while it continues to support 15 learners in the classroom, the program is now also providing mental health, recreation and volunteer opportunities to an additional 17 learners from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre campuses in Trail and Castlegar.



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two big housing projects planned for Castlegar

A mix of single family and multi-family units planned

Women Care Castlegar offers funding to local charities

Women Care Castlegar is a group of community-minded philanthropic women

Castlegar residents living with dementia break silence on stigma

More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia today.

Rossland Council updated on cost of fixing arena

It will cost $700,000+ to get job done

UPDATED: Man dies in backcountry near Whitewater Ski Resort

The victim was found unresponsive in a tree well Friday

VIDEO: Nickelback gears up for nostalgia tour

Canadian band joins Stone Temple Pilots for a summer tour that includes just one stop in Canada

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Protesters block B.C. government building entrance to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

A letter with four demands was delivered to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Most Read