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RBC Nelson Presents SalmOlympia

By Contributor
February 2nd, 2020

The staff of RBC Nelson are pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor for SalmOlympia, a new winter fundraising event in support of West Kootenay Take a Hike program.

On Friday, February 7, 2020 Take a Hike is hosting a fun and family-oriented event at Salmo Ski Hill from 5:30-9 p.m.

Night skiing or boarding is only $5/person, plus you can purchase a $5 punch card to try snowshoeing, fatbiking, ski racing or the soon to be world famous Take a Hike Voyager Challenge and earn chances to win great prizes.

No equipment? No problem. Columbia Power has generously provided funding to ensure we can support families so they can participate. Please contact organizers directly for more details.

Need a ride to the hill? Thanks to ATCO Wood Products there will be a free shuttle bus service from Rossland to Salmo Ski Hill via Trail and Beaver Valley. Seats must be reserved in advance so stay tuned to our Facebook page @westkootenaytakeahike for information on how to book your ride.

For more information contact West Kootenay Take a Hike at 250-364-1889 or by email at

Take a Hike is an innovative education program that engages youth through a unique combination of academics, therapy, adventure-based learning, and community involvement. Now in its 7th year in the West Kootenays, we operate in partnership with School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia) and support students from throughout the region. The team behind Take a Hike includes teachers, youth and family workers, clinical therapists, adventure-based learning specialists, and volunteers. The program fosters the optimal environment for students to experience success and provides students the opportunity to rebuild relationships, develop life skills, graduate and give back to their communities.

Photo Caption: RBC Nelson staff, from left, Annette, Jesse, Linda, Brennan, Tracy, Deb, Mike, Debbie, Anir, Mark and Warren, prepare for SalmOlympia. — Submitted photo

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