We would like to recognize BRIDGES participant Taylor Lezard,
My name is Taylor Lezard, I am from the Penticton Indian Band. An employment goal of mine is to find a career as an esthetician in a high end spa. I am continuously educating myself. I have just completed my esthetics program and am currently finishing off my high school, along with taking an Nsyilxcən language class. I first heard about BRIDGES from Kathy Pierre, the Director of Education for the Penticton Indian Band. The different events and programs BRIDGES has put on have always interested me. I love learning about my culture and community and BRIDGES has provided that. The support I’ve gotten these past few months has helped me a lot while I was completing my post-secondary. Once I’m finished the BRIDGES program I hope to gain enough knowledge and experience to know how to support myself throughout the rest of my life. I would recommend BRIDGES to others.
BRIDGES is available to Syilx unemployed or under-employed aged 15-30 who would benefit from support in their transition into the labor market (i.e., education and training, job shadowing, interships, etc.)
Since September 2018, ONA has provided to the Okanagan Schools through the Health Promoting Schools programming. Over 90 students, at 3 schools have had the opportunity to participate in cooking, and enjoying foods based learning at school!
I hope the pictures convey the absolute excitement and joy the kids have cooking at every school!
Jenny Martin, Health Promoting School Coordinator OIB, LSIB, WFN, PIB