Rosemont Elementary capped off its school year with a typical event worth making a big deal about.
The school held a bike rodeo for its students on Friday, capping an academic year during the pandemic with some well-deserved normality.
“This feels amazing,” said Rosemont principal Lindsay Mackay. “It actually is quite emotional. It brings up the feeling of community that we have so desperately been looking for all year …
“To finish the year with a whole school, protocol-safe event where students are celebrating bike culture, it feels really good.”
The event featured safety lessons from Sacred Ride and the Nelson Police Department, as well as ramps built by Eli Geddis’ Grade 4-5 class with wood donated from Kalesnikoff Lumber.
Mackay said part of the event was to promote the local bike community, which makes use of the nearby mountain bike features at Art Gibbon Park. That place, Mackay added, is important to her students.
“It feels great to be outside together,” she said.