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Visiting Oaxaca with Quest for Community

April 15th, 2011

This past winter, Grade 12 students from Mount Sentinel Secondary School who were registered in the Quest for Community Program visited Oaxaca (pronounced wah-haak-kah), Mexico last January, 2011.

On Thursday, May 5 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall, the students will be sharing their adventures at this slide show and talk.

The Quest for Community Program is a social justice academy that facilitates experiential learning opportunities for students to discover what makes communities healthy, vibrant, and sustainable places.

This amazing learning experience was not about trying to improve someone’s lifestyle, but to experience and work in different communities to see how they function and learn from them.

During the program the students worked both local communities as well as in Nelson, Vancouver’s Eastside and then ended the school term in Oaxaca for a busy two weeks.

A minimum $5 donation is requested. Students will also be selling treats, coffee, tea etc. All funds raised will be going to Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna — Home for the Children of the Moon. This orphanage is run by an amazing woman Coco, and her family, who are running this orphanage on their own (

If planning to attend, please contact Slocan Valley Recreation at 250-226-0008.

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