For the first time, SMUS is hosting the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Student Leadership Conference. This year the annual conference will focus on “action through interaction”—promoting the growth of youth leadership in terms of self, group and community.
Students from all over the country arrived on campus late Wednesday afternoon. The conference then officially began in the evening with an opening ceremony in the Chapel, where a Songhees First Nations speaker welcomed the students with a traditional prayer and song, followed by some encouraging words of wisdom.
Conference participants will engage in thought-provoking activities, interactive excursions throughout the beautiful city of Victoria, and listen to a plethora of speakers. So far our guests are impressed with the facilities at SMUS, as well as the organization of the event.
The CAIS Conference is a completely student-driven endeavour. Kathryn Wizinsky, Josh Evans, Brenda Moore and Ceilidh MacLeod have headed the conference-planning committee along with support from Rev. Keven Fletcher. Everything is currently running as planned and the committee expects the event will be highly inspirational and valuable for all the delegates.
For the next few days the Richmond Road campus will be bustling with conference activity as the event runs through to Saturday evening. SMUS would like to thank everyone who has helped in the planning and organization of this event, as well as the student delegates who have been representing SMUS with pride. A special thanks goes to the families who have volunteered to billet our conference guests.