The Next Libraries!

AFTER A LONG WINTER AND NOW THE PANDEMIC W2R IS STARTING TO GET ORGANIZED FOR OUR NEXT INSTALS.Yes I am happy to say that today I was able to get over to Nanaimo to look at our storage facility ULOCK STORAGE to organize our shelving for our upcoming 5 instals. This has been a long time coming. Our communities have now given us the green light to come into their nation so stay tuned for some amazing instals that will be happening.The visit today is also to speak with our friends at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre to plan our future furniture builds. It is truly amazing what they have done for W2R.Just for a chuckle here I am with my COVID19 haircut (none since Jan 2020) and will not be cut until the pandemic is over lol.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!W2R Lockers at NANAIMO ULOCK ARE FULL and we have been given the green light from our waiting communities which means we now can get moving. First off the line will be Aboriginal Mothers Care Centre in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, followed by GITSEGUKLA located on Highway 16 near New Hazleton BC, Littlest People Elementary School Capilano reserve, and completion of Little Chiefs Elementary School library – Williams Lake FN and the Learning Centre at TSIDELDEL FN Chilcotin. It is going to be a busy few months….. stay tuned.

A shining example how a W2R community has used their library. Congratulations to Jess Housty and the BELLA BELLA community…

Need to brighten up your cloudy day? Stop by our library/office and check out this beautiful new mural by Thomas Kero! Photos don’t do it justice. There are so many hidden creatures and special features nestled into the summertime foliage. 🌿 Find more of Tom’s work here: www.thomaskero.com

GITSEGUKLA LEARNING CENTRE INSTAL IS NOW FULL STEAM AHEAD….After another long drive from Prince George we arrived in the community about 2.45pm on Tuesday. As usual the LRT’s swung into action with the School staff and Principal Louise Ormerod. Once unloaded the LRT’s started to organize the layout of the learning centre.

GITSEGUKLA – DAY 1 INSTAL – The team started off early and have been progressing really well. We have already had to go to Terrace – a 3 hr return trip – to get some more shelving tabs plus a HDMI cable for the TV. Chris GILLEN CEO Total Support Services helped us out and did the 3 hour trek!

MEET CHRIS GILLEN CEO TOTAL SUPPORT SOLUTIONSWe in W2R have been blessed with great sponsors. Our latest sponsor TOTAL SUPPORT SOLUTIONS came about as a result of a Victoria-Harbourside Rotary Club meeting just a few weeks ago. Bob Blacker was giving a W2R presentation and during that zoom talk connected with one of the members. This member said her son-in-law was working with FN in relation to computers and IT training & solutions. A few days later Bob received a call from Chris GILLEN TOTAL SUPPORT CEO in relation to what W2R was doing and as a result we now has a supplier of computers and all hardware associated with the learning centre installations. In addition TOTAL SUPPORT will at no cost support the computers and look after any problems that may surface with the ability to fix those problems online. This has been huge for us as the support for our computers has always been a concern, now we do not have to worry about that.More impressive to us, CEO Chris joined us on our trip to GITSEGUKLA so he is seeing firsthand how we conduct our instals as well as how we connect with our community…. win win all around!

SUPPER & MEETING WITH GITSEGUKLA CHIEF AND COUNCIL.With an amazing setting PRINCESS LAKE our W2R team were able to meet up with Chief Willie and 3 of his council members. This was a great evening that allowed members of the team to chat with key members of the community. The evening ended with a handshake between Chief Willie and Leader of the W2R team Bob Blacker cementing the agreement and the blossoming friendship and trust with GITSEGUKLA. The evening was topped off with a W2R IMAGINEERING SESSION with Scott where those in attendance were in awe of what Scott designed for the community. Our W2R team have never experienced this especially with a Chief and his council members. What our team gained from this exposure was priceless and made their trip a memorable one. As one of the LRT’s said this what makes it all worth it.

SUPPER & MEETING WITH GITSEGUKLA CHIEF AND COUNCIL.With an amazing setting PRINCESS LAKE our W2R team were able to meet up with Chief Willie and 3 of his council members. This was a great evening that allowed members of the team to chat with key members of the community. The evening ended with a handshake between Chief Willie and Leader of the W2R team Bob Blacker cementing the agreement and the blossoming friendship and trust with GITSEGUKLA. The evening was topped off with a W2R IMAGINEERING SESSION with Scott where those in attendance were in awe of what Scott designed for the community. Our W2R team have never experienced this especially with a Chief and his council members. What our team gained from this exposure was priceless and made their trip a memorable one. As one of the LRT’s said this what makes it all worth it.

ITS A WRAP – THE GITSEGUKLA W2R V3.0 LEARNING CENTRE IS COMPLETE.After 3 days of hard work the W2R along with Principal Louise Ormerod and her staff have completed W2R’s very first V3.0 learning centre. We had some hiccups but we were able to prevail, the new library/resource centre looks great!

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