Vancouver Island students gather for Tri-District Lahal Tournament

Students from the Greater Victoria, Sooke, and Saanich school districts and the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board recently gathered for the first-ever Tri-District Lahal Tournament, which was held at Spectrum Community School in Saanich. The guessing game has become popular on the island after educators introduced it to students. Spectrum Secondary educator Michelle Newman-Bennett (Kwaguʼł First Nation) said that the best part of Lahal has been watching Indigenous students teach other students to play the game during their lunches. “It’s about bringing these two worldviews together … having relationships being built, developed and fostered among Indigenous and non-Indigenous students,” said Newman-Bennett. Twenty-six teams made up of eight students of varying skill levels each competed in the tournament.

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