Finishing touches are being made on Powell River’s brand-new ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus mobile play-based learning centre before its big reveal Friday, October 11.
“We’ve got it here in Powell River.” said ORCA Bus coordinator Beth Zroback. “It arrived in early September and just finished all the mechanics and interior work.”
ORCA Bus is a partnership between Powell River and District United Way, and School District 47. The original ORCA vehicle, a decommissioned school bus donated to the group in 2009, was in need of major repairs and upgrades, said Zroback.
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.