May 30, 2014 - 4:11 PM
KAMLOOPS - Grade 5-7 students around the district have been looking forward to year end camping trips but this year many of them have been cancelled because of the teacher strike.
Several schools have cancelled year-end camping trips to Eagle Bay Camp because of the strike upsetting students and their parents who helped raise money to make the event possible. Most schools begin planning a large year end trip in September and fundraising is done throughout the year to help cover some of the costs.
Westmount and Arthur Stevenson schools have already cancelled Grade 6/7 school trips and rumours are Aberdeen Elementary is looking at a possible postponement. Pacific Way Elementary has not cancelled a trip to Sunnybrae Camp as of yet though there is some concern from parents it could still be.
Other events, such as teacher luncheons put on by Parent Advisory Councils, are also being affected by the strikes. At Pacific Way the council decided to a last minute change in the date of the luncheon after it was announced teachers in Kamloops would be striking on the original day, Thursday, June 5.
Earlier this week Superintendent Terry Sullivan said graduation ceremonies would not be affected by the strike, though the district track meet was cancelled.
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