Community Corner – June 2

WWS Spotlight

A chance to meet our school community

Homero Lopez  – WWS Fine Arts Teacher

Drummer enthusiast, Animation Specialist, Fine arts/Graphic Design illustrator and teacher.

A little more about Mr. Lopez:

Mr. López joined Whistler Waldorf in 2018 after moving to the Sea to Sky for a change, having previously worked in the film industry in Vancouver. Originally from El Salvador, Homero studied Fine Arts and obtained his degree in Graphic Design in 2009 at Dr. José Matías Delgado University in El Salvador. His education and teaching experiences include Life Drawing and Creative Development courses to university students, obtaining a diploma in Classical Animation at the Vancouver Film School, and starting Waldorf teacher training at the West Coast Institute.

Unfortunately Mr. Lopez will be moving on from WWS at the end of this school year. Here is what he would like to say to the students, staff and families of WWS:

Thank you for receiving me with open arms into this wonderful community, with such amazing students, all so full of life, full of joy and enthusiasm. This year was full of learning and growth for everyone and I want to give a big shout out to the amazing staff and teachers for being so actively interconnected. Your support has been well received and your kind hearts well befriended.

I couldn’t be happier to have been a part of it, and I’m so very grateful to all of you. My journey now takes me in a different direction, new challenges to overcome and new lessons to learn with more skills to sharpen. The journey continues for all of us, as we are all going to greater places within ourselves.

Waldorf community… keep striving, being strong, kind, open hearted and open minded. Thank you for such an incredible year and see you soon! – Homero Lopez.

Thank you Homero. You will be missed! 

Bulletin Board Listings

Event and  ISO Posts from our community

Summer Reading Circle Book Club – Alpine Learning:

Alpine Learning is hosting a Summer Book Club for all ages and abilities. Feel free to check out the poster and forward should you have anyone in mind.

Here is the link to the book the club will be reading.

Housing Required – New Waldorf Faculty Member in need:

Professional family looking for long term housing in Whistler area

Hi! We are Rachel & Mark Colvin, an American/Canadian (and now Australian!) couple with three children ages 11, 10 and 9. We are moving to Whistler or Pemberton this August.

Mark is a chiropractor specializing in pediatrics, and I am a teacher and will be working at the Whistler Waldorf School. Our children attended a Waldorf School in Australia.

For the past 13 years we have lived and worked near Melbourne, Australia (and before that- England). We went on an around-the-world-journey with our three kids last year and decided then that we wanted to call Whistler home. We also want to be closer to our Canadian parents.

We are looking for a house to rent or buy, minimum 3 bedrooms, and one that is willing to let us have our beautiful old cat, Bella. I also love gardening, and would be happy to negotiate animal care (if you’re travelling and need to leave a furry friend behind), and basic maintenance/gardening. We’re open to anything, including sharing a rented house.

If you own or know of an available property please contact us on +61 480 197 095 (Australian number) or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Youth Mental Health Discussions with Greg McDonnell: 

LUNA, The Whistler Library and The YC along with weekly sponsors Nesters Whistler & The Whistler Library are hosting a series of LIVE and FREE online evening discussions every Tuesday from 8:30-9:30pm. The LIVE YouTube series called LIT MINDS will feature a different topic each week for youth and young adults in the Whistler and Sea to Sky area (and anyone else who wants to listen in.)

Previous recorded discussion links are below, but you can tune in each Tuesday from the Whistler Library’s live link to hear a new discussion each week.

NOTE: the chat will be available to view for a period of 7 days online after the live talk with our featured counsellor and Whistler local, Greg McDonnell.

Relationships in COVID times – from Tuesday May 19th

Hope and Resilience in this Time of Chaos – from May 12th

To contact Greg directly:

Virtual events @ the Whistler Public Library.

The Whistler Public library has moved their community events online! Using Zoom and Facebook Live the WPL will bring you virtual versions of some of your favourite programs, from Book Club to Story Time to Meditation and more.

The full list of programs for all ages is in the  Virtual Events Calendar.