On the evening of Friday, October 26, 2012, members of Smithers’ international community gathered to enjoy the Canadian tradition of pumpkin carving.
Mayor Taylor Bachrach and his two daughters enjoyed creating artistic pumpkin designs with the group.
For Luda, a new immigrant from the Ukraine, it was her first pumpkin she had ever carved.
By the end of the evening, over twenty-two pumpkins had been carved by people representing nine different nations.
The event was sponsored by the English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP).
ESLSAP offers free one-to-one tutoring to individuals who would like to improve their understanding and use of the English language.
They match volunteer tutors from the Smithers community with students.
Tutors do not need previous experience and attend a free training.
If you or anyone you know would like to be part of our program, please contact Miriam Colvin for more information.