From left, Grace Wilson, vice-president of the BC Retired Teachers’ Association; Carla Wilson, teacher at LVR who ran the inter-generational program; Bill Andreaschuk, president of the Nelson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; and Janice Androsoff of the BC Retired Teachers’ Association. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LVR receives award for inter-generational project

The project was a series of discussions between seniors and high school students

L.V. Rogers Secondary School has received the Golden Star Legion Award from the Canadian Legion and the B.C. Retired Teachers’ Association for an inter-generational project conducted over the past two years.

The awards were presented at a picnic at Lakeside Park on Friday.

The project consisted of a series of conversations between seniors and high school students held in English teacher Carla Wilson’s classroom in 2018 and 2019.

The discussions were facilitated by Lee Reid around topics such as #MeToo, climate change, love, death, and loneliness.

Reid has since written a book about the sessions: Growing Together: Conversations between Seniors and Youth, with photos by Blaise Enright.


Nelson youth and seniors reflect on cross-generational book project

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From left, Bill Andreaschuk, president of the Nelson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, with two organizers of the Lakeside Park award picnic, Tula Sherkat (Grade 10 student at LVR), and Leahc Corpus (Grade 12 student at LVR). Photo: Bill Metcalfe

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