From left to right: Dave Lafontaine (VP Indigenous Dept.), Kathi Shields (Indigenous Student Support worker), Melissa Yurkowski (Principal CBSS), Mario Richard (Indigenous Student Support Worker),Victor Antoine (OKIB Elder), Yvonne Oppenheimer (Drummer/Singer), Allan Louis (OKIB Counsellor) Christine Perkins (SD#22 Superintendent) Front row: Yvonne’s children
Okanagan Flag raised at CBSS

On October 28th we had the honour of having an Okanagan flag raising ceremony at Charles Bloom Secondary School.  Elder Victor Antoine told us stories of the history of the people who lived in this area for thousands of years. Allan Louis from OKIB Chief and Council shared words of wisdom and Yvonne Oppeneimer sang and drummed the Okanagan honour song.

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