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Friday the 13th was a great day in Nelson as more than 180 staff came together for the Selkirk College Discovery Day. With the theme of inclusivity, staff from all departments took the opportunity to learn new skills, discuss ideas and come together as a team.

Discovery Day - blacksmith

Rod Fayant shows off the hook he made in the blacksmithing workshop at Kootenay Studio Arts that was put on by instructor Kevin Kratz. Particpants in the workshop had the opportunity to shape steel into a hard eaned keepsake of Discovery Day in Nelson.

Workshops on the Tenth Street Campus and Kootenay Studio Arts Campus provided the a diverse range of topics from estate planning and building the Selkirk brand to jewelry making and bouldering. A great lunch was served and a social at Finley's Irish Bar & Grill ended the day.

The Staff Development Committee did another tremendous job of pulling the event together and providing everybody a memorable mid-February day. The committee would now like feedback on your experience at Staff Discovery Day. The survey is short with only a few questions and should take only a few minutes to complete.

Discovery Day - karaoke

After the workshops were complete, Selkirk College staff members headed to Finley's Irish Bar in Nelson's dowtown for some karaoke and fun. Rhonda Schmitz and Stacey Matthews helped lead the charge at the microphone.

Please take the time to provide this valuable feedback and ensure that future Discovery Day events continue to be great team building and educational exercises. You can find the survey here.

A special thanks to the committee who put the event together: Michele Laurin, Paris Voykin, Nancy Kalawsky, Holly Shively, Christine Schmidt, Barb Ihlen, Theresa Southam, Monique Lalonde, Rhonda Schmitz, Milane Kutcher and Maggie Keczan.


Any questions about the survey can be directed to Nancy Kalawsky.