WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – More than 200 parents, grandparents and children gathered on the sidewalk outside B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office Tuesday morning to protest the delayed start to the school year and advocate for students who want to return to class.
“I just want our kids back in school,” says rally organizer Sara Neukomm, a West Kelowna parent of two school aged children. “I don’t think it matters what side of the issue you’re on, we all have the same ultimate result that we want: we want our kids in school.”
Neukomm also believes parents are very frustrated with the labour dispute that has prevented public school students from starting the first day of classes on time.
Children chanted the request to get back to class while drivers showed their support by honking as the drove by.
Premier Clark was not in her office.