Category Archives: Opportunities

Outdoor-Rec Manufacturing Conference Scholarship for Students

The Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise (KORE) Initiative is hosting Canada’s first-ever conference dedicated to the outdoor rec-tech manufacturing and product design sector and there are scholarships available for young people to attend. The Summit will be held October 19-22, 2022 at the Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Conference Centre in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia.

If you are between the ages of 16-29 and interested in starting your own outdoor gear business or want to know more about working for local companies in the industry, consider applying to attend. Thanks to funding from ETSI-BC, there are 20 first-come-first-served spots for young people to come to the Summit.

There will be a one-time registration fee of $50 to attend the entire two-day event and accommodation and transportation are not provided. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 20 participants.

IBM Canada’s National STEAM Summer Camp

Students in Grades 7 – 12 are encouraged to attend the 3-day, 2022 Virtual STEAM Camp.  Students will attend virtual events and learn from real-world experts in STEAM fields! They’ll have fun creating, innovating, and exploring STEAM!

💡 This July, with the help of 14 Client Partners, we will host 21 online workshop sessions including a “Learn from Leaders” panel, “Exploring the Digital Ocean,” “Be an Astronomer!” & “Intro to Scratch.” 

 The camp will take place from: 

  • July 12 – 14, 2022 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
    • Some morning sessions will be repeated in the afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 for us on the West Coast who may miss morning workshops!
  • Day 1: You + STEAM = Our Future 
  • Day 2: (T)echnology Deep Dive
  • Day 3: (S)cience & (E)ngineering Deep Dive

⭐ Thank you to our 2022 partner companies! We appreciate them being a key advocate and supporter of our STEAM programs

  • Cisco, TechImpact, DeepSense, Plan International, Fortinet, RoboRaiders Team 75, VANAS, Palo Alto Networks, University of Calgary, SNP STEAM Academy, EZ Robot, Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation: Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, & Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

We encourage Education Leaders to encourage participation and let students and Guardians know everyone is welcome to explore. If any questions please email the IBM Canada National Coordinator.

Firefighting for Grade 11/12 Girls

Diversity within the Fire Service remains in the forefront when departments are recruiting. Yet women statistically only
make up 4% of our Firefighters nationwide.  Vancouver Camp Ignite and others like them across the country, have been running camps for grade 11 / 12 girls to help change this stat. This camp not only gives these girls a taste of what firefighters do it also empowers them, inspires them; it shows young women the possibility of a career in the trades and other non-traditional roles.

Camp Ignite has been running its camp successfully for 10 years, with cooperation from the lower mainland fire departments and area schools and Districts. It is open to girls across the province, however, travel to and from Vancouver can be a deterring factor for some participants. Please check out the link for more info on the camp.

Creston Valley Fire Departments have partnered with the Ladies from Camp Ignite to bring a camp venue into the south east. Our first camp will run July 8, 9 & 10 2022 (2 nights & 2.5 days). We will be accepting approximately 20 applicants from Kootenay areas, depending on interest, with a possibility of opening it up to other areas in southern BC. Our hope is to incorporate this camp to facilitate work experience credits toward graduation for the youth that attend.  This program will be dependent on cooperation from the School Districts throughout and in particular the High Schools that work so closely with these young women.

Click the link below to see the application form:

Camp Ignite – Participant Application

Job Postings @ RSS

Summer is coming and our local businesses and organizations have jobs for RSS students!

Don’t forget to check the RSS Job Postings board outside the main office.

New jobs are being added every day.  Check often!

Summer Field School Opportunity

Wildsight is offering a unique summer field school opportunity for high school students.

Columbia River Field School is a canoe trip and learning adventure for students aged 15-18. Sixteen participants will paddle key sections of the Canadian side of the Columbia River and camp along its riverbank, while learning about the watershed’s past, present and future.

Spanning 15 days, field school students meet with a diverse group of guest speakers including government officials, Indigenous knowledge holders, scientists, artists, and adventurers. They earn Lakewater Level 1 and Canoe Tripping Paddler certifications, and gain important outdoor skills like reading maps, packing, cooking, setting up camp and leave no trace practices. But most importantly, students gain an appreciation for this watershed and the intricate role we all play in its protection.

Past participants, hailing from 16 communities across the Columbia Basin, have gone on to speak at conferences, publish original writing, participate in youth summits, and become local leaders in their own communities. Many alumni are now pursuing careers in environmental science/studies, outdoor education and other conservation-related fields.

This year’s field school runs June 30-July 14. Applications are due by May 15th, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please encourage youth to apply for this summer opportunity. Learn more at


Graeme Lee Rowlands,Columbia River Field School

Parent Presentation on May 3rd: Raising Digital Leaders

Parenting today is impacted by the reality that technology and social media are a part of our world. In this talk, Jennifer will share some of the research, challenges and strategies we can use to ensure that our kids are using the power at their fingertips not just to consume, but to create and make a positive difference in the world.

Tuesday, May 3rd
6:30PM- 7:45PM in RSS Theatre

Presenter: Jennifer Casa Todd


Y Mind: Managing Stress

Another wonderful opportunity is available to youth aged 13-18 starting April 25.  Y Mind is a program designed to help young people learn to cope with stress so they can live their best lives.  If this sounds like something you might be interested it, you are invited to join the free Y Mind program at the Revelstoke Recreation Centre Mondays from April 25th – June 13th from 4:30pm-6:00pm.  You will learn ways to manage stress, anxiety, and depression through mindfulness and acceptance practices, while connecting with others with similar struggles. To register, you can see your counsellor or scan the QR code on the posters around the school. 

Click here to read the PDF.

Revelstoke Y Mind- Spring Session