Students at Rossland Summit School held up the pieces to an “energy pizza” as BC Lion Jason Arakgi explained how British Columbians use electricity.

BC Lions teach Rossland students to conserve energy

Linebackers Adam Bighill and Jason Arakgi paid a visit to Rossland Summit School as part of the FortisBC Energy Champions program.

Rossland students learned about energy conservation from the BC Lions on Tuesday afternoon.

Linebackers Adam Bighill and Jason Arakgi paid a visit to Rossland Summit School as part of the FortisBC Energy Champions program.

The program is designed for children from kindergarten through Grade seven and emphasize the importance of environmental responsibility and being an “energy champion.”

“We just want the kids to think about when they’re using energy and how we can start saving some energy, and to think about our non-renewable resources and fossil fuels, because we only have a certain amount. We’ve got to think about how we can live sustainably, so we can carry our way of life into the future,” said Bighill, who has part of the program for three years now.

Asked why he thought it was important that the BC Lions talk to kids about energy conservation, Bighill said, “Well anytime we show up at a school the kids are excited to see us no matter what. They tend to listen a lot better no matter what if a BC Lion shows up, so we feel like we can reach through to kids very well and we have a good time doing it.”

The Lions visit 75 schools throughout the Mainland as part of the program and have already visited 50 or so this year.


Just Posted

Craft cannabis development planned for Castlegar

Plans are underway for one of the first craft cannabis industrial parks in the province.

Rossland council passes plastic bag ban despite legal questions

Appeal court ruling threw bylaw in limbo, but council voted to move forward

Abra Brynne wins Kootenay-Columbia Green Party nomination

Brynne is one of three candidates who will challenge MP Wayne Stetski

Police call Appledale death a homicide

But few other details being released

Fire engulfs car on weekend

No one injured in incident

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

B.C. shipyard to get one-third of $1.5 billion frigate-repair contract

The federal government has promised to invest $7.5 billion to maintain the 12 frigates

Worried about bats? Here’s what to do if you come across one in B.C.

Bat expert with the BC Community Bat Program urges caution around the small creatures

B.C. on right road with tougher ride-hailing driver rules, says expert

The provincial government is holding firm that ride-hailing drivers have a Class 4 licence

Most Read