Grade 4 and 5 students from Catherine Richard’s class at Westmount Elementary, in Kamloops, will enjoy a free day on the slopes of Sun Peaks Resort on Wed., January 25.
As part of national Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day students from Westmount were selected to enjoy a free day of lessons, rentals and skiing or snowboarding, with transportation from Sun Star Shuttle and a hot lunch included.
Richard’s class was chosen as the winner after putting together a photo essay proving how much they love winter and why they deserve a free day. The class cited their community mindedness, they support Big Brothers/Big Sisters Strikes for Tykes and display artwork at the Kamloops Library, as well as their love of snow, and desire to visit Sun Peaks as some of the reasons that they should have been chosen. Everyone in the class contributed to the project.
“It was by far the most creative, and largest, submission and included many pictures and features as to why they should be chosen,” says Anne Haight, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “The class did a fantastic job expressing their overwhelming desire to embrace winter sports at Sun Peaks Resort.”
Some of the students have never been to Sun Peaks, and others are excited about showing it off to their peers, explains Richard.
“The kids are very excited,” she says. “It’s very, very generous of Sun Peaks to do something like this. What a way to introduce kids in the community to Sun Peaks.”