Penticton Elementary School unveils new logo – Penticton Western News
Queen’s Park Elementary School in Penticton reigned in a new era on March 16.
The school at 330 Power Street retired its “crown” logo and launched a new one last week to properly identify itself with something that better represents the area it is on, which before the development would have been wet area.
Students and staff worked with the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) to design the logo after it was decided that the kingfisher – a bird native to the area – best represents them.
The unveiling of the logo was supported by a ceremony last Wednesday (March 16), during which students sang the blessing of the Okanagan and shared facts about the kingfisher, with help from Alison Reign, the school’s native support worker.
“One of the attributes of the kingfisher is that it is ‘small but mighty’ and we felt that described our students,” said school principal Ron Manning.
GDP chief Greg Gabriel was among the guests at Wednesday’s ceremony.
Manning’s leadership and spirit of reconciliation sparked the decision to retire the old “crown” logo, according to the school. The director was appointed to this position in 2019.