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At its meeting on October 27, 2020 the Excellence in Public Education Committee decided to courier Golden Star Award trophies and certificates to 2020’s recipients, Tecumseh and Thetis Island Elementary schools.  We know that in-person presentations and celebrations will resume in the future but for now it is necessary to take a different approach.  Congratulations to all teachers, students and seniors involved!

We will continue to promote the Golden Star Awards program this year.  Some BC public school teachers of established intergenerational programs were in the midst of last year’s programs when COVID-19 caused school closures and strict visiting restrictions at seniors’ residences and care facilities.  Since then, it may be that those teachers have found creative, safe ways to resume their programs.  If so, we look forward to receiving their Golden Star Award applications in April.

Submitted by Caroline Malm, Chair