Five decades in the making, a beautiful coffee table book on the history of inspiring post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary has been released to help mark Selkirk College’s 50th Anniversary.
The commemorative coffee table book traces the tremendous post-secondary legacy that has been built by students, staff and community. Packed with history, individual stories and photographs from through the years, Journeys Taken is a beautifully designed volume that will be a cherished keepsake in your home.
Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Years will be available for sale at the end of April. The 200-page coffee table book traces that first five decades of Selkirk College.
After almost two years of work, the book arrived just in time for Selkirk College graduation. Journeys Taken is on sale at the Castlegar Campus Bookstore (open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 3 p.m.) and all other Selkirk College learning centres. Journeys Taken is also available at Otter Books in Nelson.
Not only will you have the opportunity to bring home this wonderful conversation piece, purchase of the book means you are helping future students achieve their educational dreams. The book retails for $40 and will be available to staff/students for $30. All proceeds from the sale of Journeys Taken will go towards the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund that aims to raise $50,000 for student awards in the next 50 years.
"Over the last fifty years, the land the Castlegar Campus rests on has been significantly transformed, with post-secondary education helping fill an important space in the region’s foundation."
“Pierre Trudeau flew into the Castlegar airport by private plane and arrived at the Castlegar Campus in a white convertible to an estimated 3,000 people.”
“The college policy is that, ‘There may be smoking in the classroom, at the discretion of the instructor, while the class is in session.’” — John Peregrym, Dean of Studies, 1978
“We’re a school of 2,500 students and basically a 1,000-student campus in Castlegar.… To be able to compete against the big schools in hockey is phenomenal.” —Kim Verigin, Selkirk College Athletics and Recreation Coordinator
Join us to celebrate the launch of the book
On May 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. join Selkirk College at Touchstones Nelson, Museum of Art and History to help us celebrate the book's launch. See event details
A second event will be held at the Mir Centre for Peace on the Castlegar Campus on May 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. See event details