Fun Times & Special Events at Coldwater School
Coldwater School makes a special effort to gather together throughout the school year as a community of Elders, parents, teachers, children, friends and relatives. Meals are prepared, performances are given, and recreation is offered. We feel it is important to our children to understand the meaning of community and celebrate who we are as a people. Everyone is welcome.
Held near Thanksgiving Day, the Fall Feast is a gathering of the community to share in a meal to celebrate the harvest of indigenous and contemporary foods.
Our students perform for their parents and community members in both N’łeʔkepmx and in English. Snacks and refreshments are shared.
Community members are invited to the school to observe displays and participate in activities which demonstrate who we are as Coldwater people. Traditional N’łeʔkepmx stories, games, language and cultural activities are offered so that we may celebrate who we are as the Coldwater community, our culture and our relationships.
Winter Fun Day
This day is not spent inside the school! Parents, friends and community members are invited to attend a day of recreational activities to beat the winter doldrums! Ice-fishing, sledding, playing in the snow, and a winter wiener roast are just a few of the activities.
Earth Day is conducted annually in spring in order to encourage respect for and awareness of the environment. Usually, learning activities take place around this theme, and the school participates in cleaning the grounds.
Coldwater hosts its annual sports day in May. A variety of games and races are held for all levels of students.
Mini Pow Wow
In June, a mini Pow Wow is held for children of the Nicola Valley to attend. The location alternates between the three band schools in the Valley.
The Coldwater School participates in the Aboriginal Day activities. Aboriginal Day is June 21 annually.