For the third year, KNC members volunteered their time to raise money for the club by acting as tour guides for visiting students in TRU World’s programs. This year we hosted eight groups, seven from Jakarta, Indonesia and one from Kyoto, Japan. With group sizes ranging from 20 to 25, this comprised a total of 162 students. The club will receive $2,430. We spend about two hours with each group learning about the ecology of the Tranquille creek area and finishing with gold panning in the creek. On two of the trips, volunteers spotted a mother bear and her two cubs. Bear spray is always carried as a precaution.
In addition, we also sponsored a group of children from the Kamloops Immigrant Centre who were provided the trip at no cost.
Photographs were taken by Lynne Borle and Adele Stapleton.