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VICTORIA COLONIST, June 21st, 1974 Letter to the Editor by Gorde Hunter

At hand, a letter wanting to know why the government is planning to send 420 school teachers to Strathcona Park Lodge for a one-week course on nature study, alpine climbing, outdoor survival, etc. – at taxpayer’s expense. The Lodge, as I under- stand it, is owned by some school teachers from the Campbell River area. Again, why the expense-paid holiday?


For teachers hard-pressed to tell the difference between a beech and a birch, the Department of Education is funding a series of special courses this summer. “This will be an experiential program and after six days the teachers will feel they have been here for six months” says center director, Jim Boulding. Read more