My final week kicked off on a really good note. Tuesday I started with a self-generated packaged item. A recent survey was conducted and over 38,000 B.C. students completed it. Some of the Okanagan results really stood out to me regarding the mental health aspect. I decided this may make a strong story because apparently youth in the Okanagan weren’t reaching out for help. I interviewed the centre manager at the Foundry Kelowna. We talked about what the Foundry was and how important it is to reach out when you’re struggling.
Wednesday was the first day my supervisor was back from Mexico. I did a VO on a structure fire in West Kelowna. We tried to get ahold of the West Kelowna Fire Department but they failed to answer. I also wrote a web story on Big White Ski Resort building staff housing and one on a recent UBCO research study.
Thursday I did a package to follow up with my web post yesterday on the wine grapes smoke-taint study. I went to UBCO with a cameraman and interviewed one of the chemistry professors and research team leaders. It was something I never knew it would have such a great effect.
On my last day, Friday, I did a package on the Skills Canada BC 2020 Regional Competition. Essentially, it’s 100 competitors from high schools across the region putting their skills to the test in categories such as Culinary Arts, Automotive, Welding, Cabinetry, Carpentry, Photography, Electronics and others. It was an easy last day for me and was tons of fun.
It was a really good last day. Saying goodbye to everyone was really hard. I can’t get over all the lessons I learned this month and all the amazing people I’ve met. I have had a blast here and have made really good friendships with the people at CHBC.