The Rotary Club sent a DVSS Student to British Columbia to learn about trades not usually talked about.

Mackenzie Lloyd attended a three day trip to Prince Rupert, BC for the Rotary's Trades Trip.

"I had to take two planes, a ferry and a bus to get there," said Lloyd. "I had a blast, it was very educational."

Lloyd got to learn trades such as Search and Rescue Patrols, logging and trades including helping sea life.  

"The best part was probably kayaking and bringing up crab traps," she explained. "I'd never done that before. It was interesting to see that and being on the ocean."

Lloyd was chosen, to what she believes being the only person to put her name in for the trip. Regardless, she said she learned plenty from trades positions outside of Alberta.

"The Rotary Club paid for everything for me," she thankfully recalled. "They got in-touch with a host family for me, so I got to stay with them who were amazing. I had my birthday there, they got me a birthday cake. It was honestly, a really good trip."

Lloyd comes back to the valley enriched with the knowledge of other trades available for youth, like her, to work towards. She said it opened her eyes to other jobs out there and is very grateful to the Rotary Club for the chance to experience it all.

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