Posted by: cherylyoung | June 6, 2012

THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING ON VANCOUVER ISLAND, THIS ADVENTURE ENDED WELL AND EVERYONE IN HOME NOW

 

Bamfield, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is home to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, visited by hundreds of students every year.

Today’s blog will be 2 parts,  this first part is

about The Old Vancouver Island and tomorrow

 we will show you where these student’s final

 destination should have been.

Bamfield, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is

 home to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre,

visited by hundreds of students every year.

(Rick McCharles)

A bus carrying 10 students and two teachers from

an Edmonton school that had been missing on

Vancouver Island has been found, police said

 Monday.

 

The chartered bus took a wrong turn because of a

 missing bridge and got stuck on its way to the

coastal town of Bamfield from Victoria.

 

The bus had been expected to arrive in Bamfield,

which is reachable only by logging roads, about

10 p.m. Sunday.

 

That part of Vancouver Island doesn’t have

consistent cellphone service, so parents and school

officials didn’t learn until about 11 a.m. Monday

that the Grade 12 students from Tempo Schoo

l hadn’t shown up at their destination.

“Parents were very anxious.

 

It was not good,” headmaster Peter Mitchell said.

“But the relief after anxiety? It’s sweet.”

 

Because of poor cellphone service in the Bamfield, B.C. area, worried parents didn't find out their children hadn't arrived at their destination until Monday morning.

Because of poor cellphone service in the Bamfield,

 B.C. area, worried parents didn’t find out their

 children hadn’t arrived at their destination until

Monday morning.

(CBC)The news the bus had been found came

 late Monday afternoon when they got a phone

 call from someone with a logging company near

Lake Cowichan,

 

Mitchell said.

The bus was pulled out and students resumed their

trip Monday afternoon.

 

Parents with students on the trip met at the school

about 6 p.m. MT.

 

“It gives you different thoughts of life and what’s

important and what’s not important,” said

 Dolores Reth, whose daughter was on the trip.

 

“The important thing is that our daughter has

 been found.”

 

The school group landed in Victoria on a flight from

Edmonton Sunday and left about 5 p.m. on a

chartered bus to Bamfield, home to a marine

sciences research station visited by hundreds of

students every year.

The students were supposed to make the trip to

Bamfield by float plane, but fog forced the group

to make other arrangements.

 

There are three different possible routes into the

 town, and the trip can be difficult to navigate

after dark.

 

“A satellite phone would have solved the problem.

 

There was no communication with the bus,”

Mitchell said.

 

Tempo is a private school with 380 students from

kindergarten to Grade 12, according to its website.

 

 The students are scheduled to return to Edmonton

on Thursday.

 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/09/13/bc-bamfield-missing-bus.html?ref=rss#ixzz0zcbnViVI

TOMORROW WE’LL FEATURE “BAMFIELD”

ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE PLACES ON

THIS EARTH.

 

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR,

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C www.cherylyoung.ca

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