Educators & Students

EXHIBITION TOURS

We are excited to be offering in-person tours of our exhibitions again! We change our exhibitions three times a year, so there is always something new for your class to see and do. You can check out the current exhibitions here.

 

On-site Class Tour of a Current Exhibition

$3/student | K-12 | In the galleries

Immerse yourself in our exhibitions during a class visit to the gallery. On-site tours may be booked from Tuesday to Friday between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. 

Please note: The Reach’s ability to offer on-site school tours is subject to change, given the evolving public safety recommendations.

Tour Booking Information

On-site Tour requests must be made 3 weeks in advance of the on-site tour date. Please email programs@thereach.ca to request your tour.

 

Booking Confirmation & Invoice

An invoice will be emailed to you upon confirmation of booking. 

 

Payment

Payment for your on-site tour can be made by mailing a cheque to The Reach Gallery Museum in advance of the tour date, or by Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or cash. You can also pay over the phone using a credit card (604) 864 8087 x 0. Payment is due on the day of the tour.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 10 business days prior to the booking for a full refund, otherwise the full amount of the tour will be charged.

EduKits

Did you know that The Reach offers hands-on learning educational kits, inspired by our exhibitions, connected to the BC Curriculum?

Click here to see our latest EduKits!

Skwó:wech (Sturgeon) Plush Toy EduKit

$10/kit | Kindergarten to Grade 8

 In-classroom/at home activity

 

Keep your students connected to local history and arts-based learning without the hassle of sanitizing art supplies! Our new hands-on Culture Kits contain how-to instructions and all the materials your students will need to create their own plush toy sturgeon inspired by the children’s exhibition Semá:th Xó:tsa: Sts’ólemeqwelh Só:tsa (Sumas Lake: Great Gramma’s Lake), based on a children’s book illustrated by Xémontélót Carrielynn Victor and co-authored by Thetáx Chris Silver, Xémontélót Carrielynn Victor, Kris Foulds, and Laura Schneider.

 

For more information on Semá:th Xó:tsa: Sts’ólemeqwelh Só:tsa, and to access a downloadable copy of the book, and video resources click here

 

For more information about how to order culture kits, lesson prompts curricular competencies please download this PDF.

Culture Kits, Lesson Prompts and Curricular Competencies

About Semá:th Xó:tsa: Sts’ólemeqwelh Só:tsa / Great Gramma’s Lake

For millennia, a vast lake existed between Sumas and Vedder mountains in the unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, in what is now known as the Fraser Valley. Teeming with ecological abundance, Semá:th Xó:tsa (Sumas Lake) was central to cultural, spiritual, and physical wellbeing of the Séma:th people (Sumas First Nation) and surrounding Indigenous communities. Between 1919 and 1924, settlers in the region lobbied government to drain the lake, thereby enhancing the agricultural capacity of the region.

The exhibition is a life-sized rendering of a new children’s book to be published by The Reach in fall of 2020. The collaborative book and exhibition recall a time when the lake was thriving, using memory and story to allow the lake to live on today. The project is illustrated by Carrielynn Victor and co-authored by Chris Silver, Carrielynn Victor, Kris Foulds, and Laura Schneider.

 

Download List of Culture Kit Curricular Competencies

Online Resources

Historical Thinking packages Voices of the Valley:

Student package

Teacher package