Update from another Campbell River paper February 1976

It has just recently been decided at a board meeting, that the 22 students from Carihi will be able to go to the UNESCO conference, after all. The conference is being planned by Powell River and is sponsored by the Attorney-Generals’ office for $13,000.00.

Myrna and Jim at Rendezvous Canada

Myrna and Jim at Rendezvous Canada

Except for a very few who had courageous teachers, a generation of young people in Campbell River were denied the opportunity to take part in school programs at the Lodge. For the Lodge this proved to be of long term benefit as we soon were filling the place with private and public school children from many of the top schools in B.C. Around 4000 to 7000 students come to the Lodge each year, often the same schools returning year after year .

I have also had an uneasy relationship with the Chamber of Commerce in Campbell River. I am sure that I have belonged to this Chamber longer than anyone one else in Campbell River; my father took me meetings starting in about 1960. I always pay my fee but feel that most members do not consider me to be part of their organization. On one occasion the president asked during a meeting for volunteers to be on their environmental commit- tee. At the end of the meeting I was the only one who stepped up to offer my services. The president looked horrified and stated “Oh no, we don’t want you. W e want someone from logging or mining. ” Read more