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Nov 08
Cheakamus Pro-D conference described as transformative experience

A recent educator conference held at Cheakamus Centre was widely celebrated as a “remarkable and transformative professional development experience,” according to event organizer, Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Education Network.

The 420-acre ecological reserve in Paradise Valley was one of the venues for the Connecting People, Place & Planet conference held on Friday, Oct. 25 – a provincial-wide Pro-D Day – and Oct. 26.

More than 325 educators from Metro Vancouver and across B.C., including North Vancouver School District, gathered to share and celebrate inspiring approaches to place-based education, and inquire about issues and priorities that matter most to our schools and communities.

The session at Cheakamus Centre, located in the heart of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation territory, focused on making strong connections to Coast Salish culture and the First Peoples Principles of Learning.


Participants took part in a series of traditional, holistic Indigenous activities in and around Cheakamus’s Coast Salish longhouse, including cooking and eating a salmon lunch made over the fire.

More information about the conference is available here.



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