It was such a delight to meet the extraordinary Sarah Jackman of Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society http://punkylake.com/ on March 15, 2016 as we presented together our experiences in restorative practices in CRIM 442 at SFU.
My name is Sarah Jackman and I am the Executive Director of the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society.
I was born and raised in the west Chilcotin and though I’ve since moved into Williams Lake I still have very close ties to the area. My family has lived in the Chilcotin since 1950 operating a fishing lodge, guiding business and, a cattle ranch.
I accepted the position as Executive Director for PLWCS in August 2012 and have enjoyed my experiences here immensely. This position also allows me to sit on the Boards of other groups with similar goals and like-minded missions such as the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake. The growth and development I’ve witnessed in all aspects of our programs, our staff, and most importantly in the community members we serve has been remarkable.
Our goals at PLWCS are to promote and build self-worth, leadership, experiences of culture, and, healthy, strong life choices in the youth of our communities and in the communities themselves as a whole. I believe very strongly in both the Youth Success Program as well as the Tsilhqot’in Restorative Justice Program that we offer.
I am honoured to be a part of this team and these goals. – Sarah Jackman
I am blown away by Sarah and the incredible work she is facilitating and leading in the Chilcotin region and within prisons in the Lower Mainland.
I am particularly moved by the Work2Give program:
The Work to Give Project, a partnership between the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society and Corrections Services Canada, is an initiative designed to provide incarcerated offenders with employment skills while contributing to low income communities and families.
And- OMG- they make sock monkeys!!!!!!!! My heart!!!!! Sarah sent me a calendar! Look!!!!
Looking forward to developing some collaborative projects with Sarah and Punky Lake!