Selkirk College, Attn: Cali Olleck
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
An Ideal Setting to Make a Difference
Cali came to Selkirk College as a student in 2012 to study Recreation, Fish and Wildlife because of the draw of the course material, and the beautiful setting of the college, situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, kilometres of trails for running and biking on the grounds, and mountains all around... Where could be a better place to engage the mind!?! When the opportunity arose to come back to Selkirk College to write the 2016 State of the Environment Report & Action Plan and work with the Sustainability Committee, Cali jumped at the chance to stay involved. She hopes that her work at Selkirk College will help engage staff, students, and the broader community in choosing energy-conserving practices and activities, and help provide the Sustainability Committee with the information and guidance they need to steer the college in a positive direction.
Cali has worked in a variety of positions such as a youth camp leader, a baker, and a forestry technician. In 2011, she completed a 10-month Farm School Program in Richmond, BC which guided her into her current farming career. Along with her partner, she now runs a small-scale mixed vegetable and livestock farm in Salmo.
When she isn't growing food and raising animals, the activities that keep her excited about life are skiing, running, biking, climbing, and cooking tasty food.