The Tatla Lake School has 21 students this year – quite a rise from the 16 of last year. But all the older ones will be leaving – to complete high school they have to go to Williams lake or beyond. There used to be a dorm in Williams lake, but that didn’t work out (too many drugs) so now locals must either stay with a choice of caring hosts during the week (a bus picks them up at 5:00:am Monday and drops them back at suppertime on Friday) or have parents who decide to buy or rent a second home in town while their kids finish school. If there are a lot of kids in the family, this can go on for a number of years.
First we had a feast.Then a play.Followed by a number by the talented Thompson brothersAnd finally a visit by Santa and Mrs Santa. I missed their arrival, but they came by horse! Thank you, Wayne.Afterwards, all the kids got to have a ride on the wagon!