The Sea to Sky School District held a welcoming ceremony for Chinese middle-school students visiting Squamish and Whistler for two weeks. On July 23, the Chancheng delegation gave a presentation, followed by a gift exchange between the students and local authorities. The students will be staying with local host families while participating in half-day English classes and several activities to get to know the local area and culture. Squamish Nation Coun. Deanna Lewis opened the ceremony, welcoming the students to the traditional and unceded territory of the Nation. Mayor Patricia Heintzman also took the podium and encouraged the group to enjoy everything Squamish has to offer and to share their culture with our local community. If everything goes according to plan, in eight months time, students from the Sea to Sky will be doing the same in China. This program is being organized under a special memorandum of understanding between some school districts in B.C. and China.