The ORCA Bus is back on the road this month, with new pandemic safeguards in place.
Chelsea Ballantyne, ORCA Bus Coordinator with the Powell River & District United Way, said the bus is delivering the same preschool activities to families across the region, with some COVID-era adjustments.
“Like many local services, the ORCA Bus paused its activities in March out of an abundance of caution,” Ballantyne said.
“In the six months since, we’ve been connecting with families on our social media channels while we work with our partners to plan a safe reopening.”
That reopening has now happened.
Autumn Ennenberg (Left), has been hired to drive the ORCA Bus. She is pictured with Chelsea Ballantyne,
ORCA Bus Coordinator for Powell River & District United Way.
The ORCA Bus is an early years outreach vehicle dedicated to providing all children, in Powell River and qathet Regional District, with a good start in life. The ORCA Bus's mission is to ensure that all families have access to early years services.