Debbie Sluggett, Kalon Nahachewsky (Educational
Debbie Bazett (Forest Education Coordinator, COFI
- Southern Operations)
Students Compete in Environmental
Mind Grind Honouring Earth Day
The seventh annual Environmental Mind Grind competition
took place recently on April 22, honouring Earth Day. Elementary
and middle school teams from throughout Southern Interior cities
such as Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and Trail demonstrated
their knowledge of local environmental issues by competing for
prizes and a chance to qualify for the Interior championships in
May in Kelowna.
In the Central Okanagan, twenty-five elementary and
middle school teams squared off to compete in the Terasen Gas Environmental
Mind Grind Challenge with hundreds of parents, friends and fellow
students cheering them on.
One of the winning
teams in the Central Okanagan for 2006.
and second place teams went on to compete against winners from
the North and South Okanagan, the West Kootenay and the City of
Kamloops for the Regional Championship on May 6th. High school
students also competed at that time with other regions.
this year's Environmental Mind Grind event included the Regional
Waste Reduction Office, the City of Kelowna Environmental and Transportation
Divisions, Regional Parks and Recreation Services and Water Smart.
sponsors of this year's challenge included Terasen Gas, Harmony Honda,
the Council of Forest Industries, Tolko
Industries, Metro Waste Paper Recovery, Waste Management,
the Capital News, Sun FM, CHBC, Little Caesar's Pizza, Dairy Queen,
Fortis, Clorox and Tetrapak.
to Index Okanagan
Shuswap Highlights - Forest Education on Display
at COFI 2006 AGM- "A World of Opportunity >