Sunday, June 13, 2010

Water Wings = Aborginal Pride

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

June XIIIth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

The Boyle Street Community Services Program that works in tandem with the Sunchild Distance or E-Learning appears II be a wonderful thing. The code named "Water Wings" program appears so successful because it tailors its approach to custom fit each individual student. If you do not believe me, just ask student Duane Gambler. He is staying sober & is not judged IV his past alcoholic addictions. The school is so great in its approach, its trying to become a year round facility, I wish them much success.

Source: Thandiwe Vela, "The Edmonton Journal."

Clearly a second story of aboriginal success is the Ben Calf Rope Program under the fine tutelage of Richard Letendre at NorQuest College. This program, which consists of many aboriginal pride & basic functioning courses also has a highly respected & quantified high school component courses which consist of: Aboriginal Studies 10, 20, & 30 (X, XX, XXX.) The program has run successfully for many years, lets hope it continues.

Source: Richard Letendre & Dan Johnston, NorQuest College.

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