Adventure in Citizenship 2018

Want to visit Ottawa with 200 people your age?
 
~The Adventure in Citizenship program runs from April 29 to May 02, 2018.
~Revelstoke Rotary Club will cover the cost of airfare to and from Ottawa, from Kelowna.
~Students are home hosted in a Rotary member’s home, with another student.  There are 200 students invited to this event, from all across Canada.
~The successful student will be asked to make a presentation to the Revelstoke Rotary Club about their “Adventure” after their return.
 
The successful candidate:
~Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant between the ages of 16 and 18 (must be 16 before May 02, 2018).
~Should have excellent academic standing.
~Leadership ability
~Community service, with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
 
All applicants will write a short essay (approx.. 250 words) on “What does being a Canadian citizen mean to you?”  This will be presented by the student to the Rotary Club of Revelstoke on Thursday, February 08, 2018, at the noon meeting
Please see Ms. Wallach for more details.

BC Excellence Scholarship: $5000

RSS is able to nominate one grad for the BC Excellence Scholarship.

If you are interested in a chance at this scholarship, please see your counsellor.  The deadline for nominations is this Friday.

In brief:

There are 55 BC Excellence Scholarships available to recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners will have demonstrated service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, and shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. They will receive a $5000 scholarship voucher to use for post-secondary tuition.

You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship. Only one student from each school may be nominated.

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 https://www.inspiringgirls.org/. 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: sauderundergraduateoffice.eventbrite.com.

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 openmountains.com

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