Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Totem Pole Raising set for Terrace Campus of Coast Mountain College today

The Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat student housing building
on the main campus of Coast Mountain College in Terrace

The last day of August marks a special event for Coast Mountain College, with the Terrace campus hosting a Totem Pole Raising this afternoon, with the celebration to take place from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

The totem marking one of the final elements for the new housing now available on the Terrace campus, with Coast Mountain College previewing todays raising with a short note on the CMTN website.

With the Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat student housing building being completed last year the final element to be added was this totem pole. 

Carved by Freda Diesing instructors and alumni, this pole will represent the people and students from each First Nation CMTN serves. 

All campuses will be closed the entire day for staff members to witness this amazing event.

Community members in the region, students and staff have all been invited to take part in the historic event this afternoon.

The Totem raising is one of a number of events taking place at the main Terrace campus today, as Coast Mountain College closes all of its campus locations to allow staff to attend.

The day long event in Terrace will also provide recognition for long serving campus staff from all of the regional campuses and other activities for staff to participate in, all in preparation of the 2022-23 programs getting underway next week.

You can follow any updates on today's festivities from the Coast Mountain College Social Feeds.

More notes of interest on post secondary education across the Northwest can be explored through our archive page.

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