School District 69 (Qualicum) and School District 71 (Comox Valley) have negotiated a 10-year park use permit to continue operating an Outdoor Education Centre in Tribune Bay Provincial Park on Hornby Island, said a news release from the SD 69.
“When we talk with students and their parents about memorable learning experiences, they invariably harken back to time spent at Tribune Bay as a high point in the educational experience,” said superintendent Rollie Koop. “We are pleased to be able to ensure, through the signing of this agreement, that this opportunity will continue to be available to our students for the next decade.”
According to the release, the agreement will allow the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society, who operate the centre, to expand the learning opportunities and programs available to student, adult, family and senior groups.
Each school district has also guaranteed capital investment funds over the next two years so that the Centre’s executive director, Gord Campbell, can proceed with facility improvements. This will lead to year-round use of the Centre.
— NEWS staff / SD69