This week, the grade five classes enjoyed a field trip to the New Westminster Archive Museum and Archives at Anvil Centre. We learned about the local First Nations communities, sampled traditional foods such as nettle tea, cranberries, and smoked salmon, and explored historical artifacts like hammer stones and cedar baskets. We also walked along the Fraser River and enjoyed the playground and the sunshine. We spotted mason bee hotels and identified Poplar Island which was allocated as a quarantine site for Indigenous victims of smallpox in 1889. We discussed how education is an important step toward reconciliation and we thanked the Lord for this opportunity to learn and grow.
Jeanine Wasik, Teacher