We are in need of Climbing Gym Instructor (CGI) Level 1 instructor(s) for the climbing wall at NISS, as our certified teacher has moved away.

So far, six School District No. 85 (SD85) staff, one community member, and a NISS student have expressed interest in working toward their CGI1 certification.

The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) has agreed to train at NISS. It is a 2.5 day program and costs registrants $450 each. We are looking at offering it around a Professional Development day, to include as many SD85 staff as possible.

We have emailed out applications to all those interested so far. Once ACMG has five fully completed and approved application forms, they will set a date to run the course.

If others (parents/community members) want to get the training, please find the link below for the training application. Once your application package is completed, email it to derek@acmg.ca and let him know you would like to receive your training in Port McNeill.


Thank you and we look forward to having the wall opened again.