Community Corner – Nov. 7

WWS Spotlight

Rebecca Povall  – Grade 2 Teacher

Share a bit about yourself:

Hello Whistler Waldorf community! It has been fantastic to join such a welcoming community and getting to know you all so far!

I grew up in the UK, near Liverpool, and originally moved to Whistler in 2012, spending a couple of years here before moving to Perth, Australia. I became a teacher whilst in Australia before deciding I needed a little more snow in my life again so came back to BC in August last year. I have spent the majority of my 20s travelling and living in different places, so I have been extremely lucky to experience different cultures and ways of life!

After all your travels, where would you recommend someone visit?

It would have to be Ghana. I spent a month volunteering and travelling there and really enjoyed experiencing a completely different culture and way of life. At times it was very eye opening and really made me appreciate how lucky I am. I would highly recommend a visit there to anyone who is looking for a completely different travel experience; the Ghanaian people are so welcoming and friendly!

Outside of all the prep work teachers do, what else do you do outside of school?

Of course, I enjoy all the mountains have to offer – skiing, hiking and getting outside as much as possible. I recently bought a paddleboard, so spent many happy days on the lake this summer. A little while back I taught myself to crochet, so try to (slowly!) make things when I can. I also used to have a pet turtle in Australia so loved taking care of him!

Thanks, Rebecca and welcome to WWS!

Bulletin Board Listings:

Howe Sound Women’s Centre looking for donations: We are always in need of gently used women’s and children’s clothes, shoes and other items. All donations gratefully accepted. A donation box is located in the Field House. Feel free to contact France with any questions or check out the Women’s Centre for more info.


WWS Family in Search of Housing: We are a Vancouver based family needing weekday housing (possibly excluding holidays) for one adult, one grade 8 student, in the short term.  A quiet one or two bedroom, reasonably-priced, non-smoking suite would be ideal.  Full time housing for three of us, plus our dog, would be the longer term goal.  If you have any leads for temporary housing for one to two months (excluding Christmas), or longer term beyond spring 2020, we would appreciate the community’s help! Thanks, Trista.


THIS FRIDAY – Freestyle Ski Fundraiser with a Film Premiere and Silent Auction – Supporting Whistler’s Freestyle A-Team. For more information:

  • Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Times: 7:00pm Doors/Opening Party | 7:45pm Show | 8:45pm Prizes/Giveaways
  • Tickets: $15 Advanced | $20 Day of show
  • Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre


Youth Band looking for members – If you’ve ever wanted to play a trumpet, now is your chance! Or a flute, guitar, drums or any instrument you would like. The Whistler Youth Band is looking for musicians from Grade 5 and up – beginners are welcome!

Come out and try it on Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm at Blackcomb Base.


Volunteering Opportunities at Whistler Olympic ParkIf you like Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, or just enjoy being outdoors, consider volunteering at Whistler Olympic Park! Applications are being accepted now for this ski season.