August 21, 2019

Community Programs

FALL 2021 Community Program Registration

We are excited to share our fall programs with the community. There are various in person programming opportunities, for families, for young children, and for the greater community. 

As always, LTCES aims to make our programs accessible. If cost is a barrier, please email ltcscoordinator@ltces.ca. Bursaries are available.

Registration for our community programs is done via Eventbrite. 

Fall Forest Saplings

Children 3-6 yrs & their caregivers

Six week series running Thursdays:
Oct. 28th- Dec. 9
(no session Nov. 11)

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Meet behind Puntledge Park Elementary

Cost: $45/6 weeks. Snack included.

Our first FALL Forest Saplings Session is about to launch. Knowledgeable nature Educator and Early Childhood Educator, Sophie Bouchard from Hand-In-Hand Nature Education joins us for an engaging and fun nature connection journey. Enjoy forest play, games, stories, songs, and art, helping develop sensory awareness skills for you and your little ones. 

We’ll be together, no matter the weather!

If cost is a barrier, please contact Lake Trail Community Education Society Coordinator at ltcs@sd71.bc.ca. Bursaries are available.

Where: Meet at the new covered space behind Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School. 401 Willemar Ave, Courtenay. 

Guided Streamkeepers Walk

All Ages-
Children must have adult accompaniment

Saturday Nov. 6th

9:30am-11:00am

Meet in front of Lake Trail Community School

By donation.

Come join the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers in an autumn walk through SD 71 lands and Roy Morrison Park. Starting at Lake Trail School, we will walk down into the fields, cross the bridge and enter the forest. We will walk by Arden Creek and across the park to Morrison Creek. The end of this year’s bountiful pink salmon run will be in the air and up our noses; mushrooms aplenty will be on the stumps and ground. We hope to see coho and chum salmon making their way up the creeks.  

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as there are a couple of slopes to trod up and down, as well as a bit of mud and tree roots.

This event is by Donation. Funds will be split between Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Lake Trail Community Education Society.

Registration is required. Please email programs@ltces.ca to register. *If the weather is stormy and the walk cancelled, you will be contacted. 

Cook, Eat, Learn:
Waste Free Lunches

Kindergarten to Grade 5
with Adult Accompaniment

Monday Oct. 25th
5:45-6:45pm

At Lake Trail Community School
Foods Rooms

Cost: FREE!

A family interactive workshop about reducing waste!

Come in and learn about the landfill, do a waste audit and talk about waste free lunches. The workshop includes a cooking class with some lunch treat ideas. All ingredients provided. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up with adult accompaniment. Bring your own reusable container to take your snack home!

Spaces are limited to 6 family groups. Masks required for all participants.

Facilitator Tina Willard-Stepan is a BC certified teacher, environmental educator, and lifelong learner. She is passionate about making community connections and often refers to herself as a ‘pollinator’. She has been working with a Comox Strathcona waste management for three years sharing with people how to be their best selves with regards to their own waste.

Waste Free Holidays

Kindergarten to Grade 5
with Adult Accompaniment

Wednesday Nov. 24th
5:45-6:45pm

At Lake Trail Community School
Multipurpose Room

Cost: FREE!

Want to learn to reduce waste over the holiday season? Join us with your family to learn about where waste goes, and ideas about how to reduce your footprint over the holiday season. The session will include some fun things for you to take home.

Spaces are limited to 20 people. Masks required for all participants.

Facilitator Tina Willard-Stepan is a BC certified teacher, environmental educator, and lifelong learner. She is passionate about making community connections and often refers to herself as a ‘pollinator’. She has been working with a Comox Strathcona waste management for three years sharing with people how to be their best selves with regards to their own waste.