Letters to the Editor: March 19

Aboriginal career fair; Mini Book Sale, Cranbrook Library

Aboriginal Career Fair

On Wednesday, March 10, my colleagues and I had the pleasure of attending the Aboriginal Career Fair sponsored by the Ktunaxa Nation Council.  The purpose of the career fair was to increase the awareness of the diversity of career opportunities in this region in addition to the related education requirements.

The event was an excellent opportunity for many students who attended from School Districts 5, 6 and 8.

I would like to commend the staff at the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the numerous partners involved  in the preparation of the event.  These people did an outstanding job of providing a well-organized, informative, and fun day for students.

The participants were able to gain first-hand knowledge via representatives from the Oil and Gas Industries, Mining, Lumber, Government, Hospitality, Post-Secondary Institutions and Ktunaxa Nation related programs.  All of the presenters were excellent; the information was pertinent and delivered in ways that kept everyone interested.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to ensure this was such a highly successful event.  In speaking with students and staff members of Laurie Middle School, I can tell you it was well worth your efforts.  This was one of those days where I was reminded of how proud I am to be part of this community and working in the field of education.

Mary Elliott/Alison Farkvam, Aboriginal Education, School District 5

Mini Book Sale

Are you in need of spring and summer reading? Starting to plan your garden and landscape projects? Dreaming of fishing, golfing and hiking? Or bird watching! Anxious to try some new recipes, craft projects or painting? Are you ready to curl up in your favorite patio chair and enjoy an engrossing biography? Then come to the Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale and you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

The sale will be located at the Manual Training School adjacent to the Library. Friday, March 27th is for Friends Members only and runs from 4 pm to 8 pm. Saturday, March 28th everyone is welcome from 9 am to 4 pm.

There are loads of newer releases and plenty of popular fiction and mystery as well as books for babies and children. A wide variety of topics from health, sports, trades, art and gardening can be found.  Come and discover for yourself!

If you are spring cleaning, we will welcome with open arms the books you may wish to donate. “Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don’t you agree?” (Christopher Paolini).

Please deliver your donations to the Circulation Desk in the Library anytime. Donations are accepted year round.

All proceeds from this sale will be used to support programs and collections at the Cranbrook Public Library.

Marilyn Forbes, Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library