Community Corner – Sept. 26

WWS Spotlight…

Carlos & Itziar Cornejo – WWS Family Members

Tell us a bit about yourselves – Our family originally hails from Mexico City. We have 3 children – Triana, Grade 11; Mikel, Grade 8; and Ferran, Grade 6.We are very close, and we love to do things together.  We are very outdoorsy and love trekking, camping, skiing and mountain biking. We are also avid scuba divers.

How long have you been at Waldorf? – We became a Waldorf Family when Triana was entering Grade 4 and Mikel was in Grade 1. We moved to a small town in Mexico intending to stay for one year. We initially moved there because of what that town had to offer, but in reality we ended up staying for 6 years because of its Waldorf School and Waldorf education. Since that time, we have been fortunate to have been in 3 spectacular Waldorf Schools. Even though we still have not had enough time to fully experience the Whistler Waldorf School, the one common denominator in all three, which is incredible, is the sense of community that is built around each school.  You always feel welcomed, you are never alone. It can be with the teachers, staff or other family members, there is always someone there to lend a hand.This is very special for a family who just moved from a different country and culture.

What do you value most about Waldorf education? – The one thing that we value the most about Waldorf Education is actually a combination that grows in most Waldorf kids, and which is fascinating; happy kids that are always hungry for knowledge. To us, this means everything.

Thanks, Carlos & Itziar – and welcome to WWS!

School Bulletin Board…

  • Oct. 3rd  from 7-8pm – Sea to Sky String OrchestraTreat yourself to an intimate evening of classical music at Whistler Public Library courtesy of the Sea to Sky String Orchestra. This event is free to attend, and registration is not required! The program includes Grieg, Respighi, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Elgar, plus a selection of contemporary pieces that the audience will recognize from movies and TV (think: Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones and more.) The acoustics in this beautiful, high-ceiling venue promise to enhance the classical string music experience.
  • Oct. 5th from 6-10pm – Tout l’Monde Swingue… Howe Sound Performing Arts Association is pleased to provide an evening of traditional French Canadian music and dance. The all-ages cultural event will feature live music from Daniel Gervais and Roger Dallaire. The band is sure to keep your toes tapping by calling group and contra dances. The evening will also feature a silent auction, food trucks, and more! Local performers Cam Salay and Sofie Hill of The Spruce Tops will start off the evening. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6:00-10:00 PM at Howe Sound Secondary School, 38430 Buckley Ave., Squamish. Tickets: $50/family; $20/adult; $10/child, online or  Check out our Facebook event at