Period Care Fundraiser

International Women's Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, the SAS Pride Action Team is once again running a drive to collect period care supplies to donate to the SAFE Society in Salmon Arm.

Period care can be expensive, and too often people have to choose between eating or buying period care products. Lack of access to period care in shelters and donation funded support groups can lead to the use of unsafe or unsanitary replacements of this basic necessity.

Donations of new, unopened packages of period care products will be accepted at the Counselling Centre until March 12th.

SAS Course Selections!

Students will be selecting courses for the 2021-22 school year during the last week of February and the first week of March. These are incredibly important decisions, and in an effort to ensure students and families have all of the information well in advance, please check out the “Course Selection” page on our website for more information.

If you have missed out on selecting your courses, please contact one of our counsellors to provide them with a list of your requested courses: Dave Van Bergeyk ( or Tanya Harrington (

Shuswap Youth Launch

A virtual leadership event for Shuswap Youth

The relaunch of the Shuswap Youth Launch leadership day will be on Thursday, February 25th, 2021, from 9:45 – 12:30pm. Originally planned for April 2020, and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been created by youth to inspire and empower their peers throughout the Shuswap to think outside the box, encourage inclusive thinking, promote mental well-being, build healthy relationships and follow their dreams.

The virtual 3.5 hour event will be delivered via Zoom with a powerhouse lineup of guest speakers and interactive activities – and will be offered at no charge to participants – however tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite.  The speakers and topics are tailored to youth aged 13 – 18, but the invite is open to anyone interested in joining in.

To register and participate as an individuals, or as a class, click this link.

Family Day weekend fun challenge!

SD83 is inviting all students and families to participate in P.L.A.Y Shuswap’s Family Day PLAY Challenge February 12-15th, 2021.

SD83 Healthy Schools Co-ordinator Laura Paiement encourages all SD83 families to join in the multi-community activity challenge that promotes, physical literacy, family fun, and being outdoors. This challenge is being sponsored by SD83, Salmon Arm Recreation, Enderby Recreation Services, Sicamous Recreation and P.L.A.Y Shuswap.

“We are encouraging each family/household group to complete as many challenges as they can.  After completing each challenge, they are to send in a photo to or to the P.L.A.Y Shuswap Facebook page.  Each submission earns them an entry into great local/community prizes.  Along with the participation prizes, each community will have a grand prize draw for families/households that complete all 10 activities,” explains Paiement.

P.L.A.Y Shuswap is a group of stakeholders from SD83, Sicamous, Salmon Arm and Enderby Recreation Departments, local sport organizations and Interior Health.  We have come together to promote Physical Literacy in the Shuswap.

 “Physical Literacy is the gateway to both participation and excellence in physical activity and sport.  When you have the foundation of skills, motivation, and confidence you will be more likely to be active for life,“ she adds.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the BC Government BC Family Day grants.

Click here to download pdf poster of Family Day P.L.A.Y Challenge