PURPOSE OF THE KOOTENAY COLUMBIA EDUCATIONAL HERITAGE SOCIETY

The Kootenay Columbia Educational Heritage Society was incorporated in 2005. The Society is an initiative of the West Kootenay Branch of the BC Retired Teachers Association. Members of the Teachers Association began meeting as a committee of the Association in 2001 with the intention of preserving the educational legacy of School District No. 20 (Kootenay Columbia) by collecting and maintaining accurate historical records and preserving representative artifacts of former School Districts No. 9 (Castlegar) and 11 (Trail).

The Society is supported by a policy established by the School District Board of Trustees. It is made up of retired teachers, local history representatives and other individuals interested in the history of education in the area. The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in November of each year at which time its table officers are elected.