The RBC Foundation supports students at Barkerville Historic Town for a second time

A charitable donation by the RBC Foundation towards Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students will benefit nearly two thousand students, teachers, and parents from 49 different British Columbia schools this year.  Barkerville’s award-winning, curriculum-based interpretive School Program has provided exceptional interactive history lessons for British Columbia students for decades, and thanks to the RBC Foundation’s recent gift, the National Historic Site’s 2013 school program season launched with tremendous excitement, and much appreciated supplies on May 16th.

“We are happy to provide a donation to the Barkerville Educational School Program,” said Kevin Krampl, Branch Manager for the Quesnel Branch of RBC Royal Bank.  “At RBC we see the value of the historical town and the positive impact it has on all the students who attend.”

Barkerville used the RBC Foundation funds to help facilitate a comprehensive program schedule for students of all ages participating in the 2013 Barkerville School Program, as well as purchase materials and supplies required for the implementation of fully-immersive, educational experiences.

“We are particularly pleased to have the RBC Foundation return as a donor this year, after an inaugural and much appreciated partnership in 2012, Barkerville’s 150th anniversary year,” said Judy Campbell, Barkerville’s Chief Executive Officer.  “RBC continues to offer impressive community support, and we hope this relationship will continue to benefit us both for years to come.”

The RBC Foundation is a major supporter of communities across Canada, and believes in the power of the individuals who live in them, as is reflected through RBC’s support of children and youth, sports organizations, emerging artists, diversity and inclusion- all of which help to foster stronger communities.  This is the RBC Foundation’s second gift to Barkerville: they originally donated to Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students in 2012.

The Barkerville School Program runs from mid-May to late-June of every year, and includes seven core elements: Early Justice, the William’s Creek SchoolhouseChinese SchoolhouseChinatown TourWendle HouseBlacksmith, and Mining in Barkerville.  For more information about Barkerville’s School Program, please contact Judy Mooring at 1-888-994-3332, ext. 29, or email judy.mooring@barkerville.ca.

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