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Inspiring Girls Expeditions

If you know an adventurous, science-loving, teenage Mighty Girl looking for a challenge this year, Inspiring Girls Expeditions is currently accepting applications from girls worldwide for their free wilderness expedition science program, Girls on Ice!

This year, the organization is running three different 12-day expeditions, two in Alaska and one in Washington state. For the first time, they are also offering a 9-day expedition in the Swiss Alps. On the trip, a small team of girls will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and the alpine landscape through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, mountain guides, and artists.

The program, offered in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is free of cost and open to girls who are 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2017. Two of the US expeditions are open to all girls worldwide — Girls on Ice Cascades, which is focused on exploring an active volcano, Mount Baker, in Washington state and Girls in Icy Fjords, which will explore the Bear Glacier and the surrounding marine environment in Alaska by foot and kayak. The second Alaska trip, which involves exploring the Gulkana Glacier and the alpine landscape gives preference to girls from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, the Yukon, or California. The Girls on Ice Switzerland expedition, which is open to girls between 15 and 18 years old, requires German fluency. No prior technical experience or specialized skills are required of participants.

All Girls on Ice programs are tuition free; participants provide transportation to the program site, but Girls on Ice provides as much financial assistance for travel as they can to ensure that every girl can go regardless of economic situation. They also provide all technical equipment and clothing needed for the expedition. The deadline to apply for this unique program is January 31.

To learn more about the application process — or if you’d like to make a donation so they can continue to provide such innovative programs for teen girls — visit You can also view photos from prior expeditions on their Facebook page at UAF Girls on Ice Program


UBC Commerce Degree Info Sessions

Are you interested in a Commerce degree from UBC?  You may want to learn more about the offerings at UBC Vancouver.

Sign up for a UBC Sauder BCom Information Session to see if a Bachelor of Commerce degree is the right fit for you. Find more information and register at:

These small info sessions  provide a casual setting for prospective students in grades 8-12 to visit the UBC Vancouver campus and learn more about the BCom program. We invite counsellors and teachers to encourage their students and classes to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their career possibilities in business. The upcoming sessions are as follows:

  • January 29th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • February 19th: 10:00am – 11:30am
  • March 20th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • March 29th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • April 27th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Backcountry Ski Touring Opportunity

Open Mountains is offering a FREE backcountry ski touring program this winter!  Twice a month from January to April, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to set an uphill skin track, gain avalanche skills training, and have fun skiing powder.

This program is being offered to youth aged 13-15 years old that are NOT registered in any other ski program in Revelstoke.

To apply, go to

Applications must be received by January 1st.  See Leslie at the StokeYouth Office for details.

Elizabethan Feast: December 6th

The Elizabethan Feast is open to all of the grads this year so if you are not in English 12 this semester, and you want to join your friends at one of the best grad events of the year see Ms. Crucil in Room 207, Ms. Atamanuk in Rm 204, Mr. Wilson in the library, or Ms. Maltby in the office for information.

Date and time, you ask?  December 6th @ 5:30pm

For $5, you get dinner, fun, and some great entertainment.

Tickets must be purchased before Tuesday, November 28th at 12:00pm or you will not be allowed to attend.

Everyone attends in Elizabethan costume so you can either make your own (it’s easy to do) or you can rent one from The English Department. Costume rental forms and tickets are available at the main office.