Mowi Gets Students To Heiltsuk Big House Opening
First Nations students from Klemtu were able to attend the Heiltsuk Big House Opening Celebrations in Bella Bella on October 15-17 thanks to the generosity of Mowi Canada West.
Justin Magnuson, Principal of Kitasoo Community School in Klemtu, notes that over 35 students, 15 staff, and over 25 community members took the round trip from Klemtu to Bella Bella for the event.
“The Big House opening would not have been accessible to many of the families, students, and staff at KCS if it were not for Mowi’s generous donation,” Magnuson says. “We are very grateful for the community–centered approach Mowi makes a priority in Klemtu, and ultimately, our students benefit from the reciprocity shown by Mowi and its leaders.”
Magnuson says Mowi’s continued partnership with KCS includes the Read With A Kid program, many family outings, and special events.
“We count on Roger King, Tina Gonsky, and the rest of the Mowi team to support KCS, our students, and families as we work together to foster the best educational experience for the Kitasoo/XaiXais peoples,” Magnuson says.