Submitted by Heather Black on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:57
Pleasant Valley Secondary is inviting the public back to school.
PVSS is resurrecting the former, longstanding tradition of the Open House, to which the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen are invited. This year’s teacher organizer Steven Drapala said the event used to draw over 2,000 people to the high school, and the leadership class wanted to see that happen again.
Submitted by Heather Black on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:53
After the recent announcement of continuing education storefront school closures in Enderby and Sicamous due to the $1.8 million budget shortfall, the Gateway School in Armstrong reported cuts to its location as well.
Though it will remain open where it is, as opposed to being combined into the high school as the others, teacher Stephen Bankes, who’s worked there since 1993, said Gateway is going from 30 operational hours per week to just 7.95.
Submitted by Heather Black on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:25
Not all renovations require wood, hammers and nails; the one offered through the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi requires just you and a willingness to learn.
The classes, which are offered in Armstrong, combine exercise and personal development to promote health and relieve stress, which is referred to as internal alchemy, or the transformation of body and mind. Taoist Tai Chi also hopes to combat the misconception that as tai chi is slow moving, it’s not doing you any good. While it does employ gentle turning and stretching, those contribute to better balance, posture, increased strength, flexibility, calmness and peace of mind.