Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bella Bella - arrival

The first thing to notice on Our World's first visit to Bella Bella is its gorgeous! Bella Bella is beautiful no matter if it rains or suns. 

Cindy Neilson from the Youth Centre picked up the OW mentors at the airport and drove us immediately to  leave our gear at the Bella Bella Community School - everyone is so wonderful and helpful. We even get to meet Jan Gladish the principal! Then off we go on a sailboat to leave Campbell Island and sleep in a sweet cabin on Denny Island. All accommodations are booked so we are lucky we found a place!


Notice the Eagle beak design detail of the school!


On the first Monday it is the all important Federal  Election! And the Heiltsuk community are coming out in droves! OW is happy that Stephen Harper was kicked to the curb!

For three days we worked with the Grade 7 students creating an animation for R2R - we will screen this amazing film before the OW High School films - an incredible bunch of animators!


Mentor Tracy introduces animation while teacher, Patrick looks on

Tracy and TA, Valentina, talks during recess

The view from the Grade 7 window
Students create animated credits to explore the fundamentals of animation.



Our morning commute by sailboat from Denny Island, you can see Bella Bella in the distance. Bella Bella is on Campbell Island.



Here is where we wait for the seabus...the big off-white building on the right is the grocery story. The flat white building on the left is the library.


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