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Tahltan First Nation and Fergus ON exchange now half done

The Centre Wellington District High School Aboriginal Student Exchange is now half finished.

The students from Fergus, Ontario, are now back home after experiencing a week of life in Dease Lake with the Tahltan First Nation.

While their trip to Dease Lake was smooth, their return home gave them a taste of travel in northern BC.

A highway closures due to a avalanche risk, and a flight delay meant they got home a little later than expected.

Jack Frimeth is the organizer of the exchange and one of the chaperones.

He says the community involvement was amazing.

After initial shyness gave way to friendship, strong bonds developed.

Sonia Dennis is with the Stikine School District for Dease Lake, she says showing the students from Ontario their traditional activities re-ignited an interest in her students.

She says it’s also sparked more exchange interest with the students in Dease Lake.

Dennis says that it was such a positive experience, she hopes her school can be part of an annual exchange program.

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