Beauty - "It
is in the eye of the beholder" or so the poets tell us. There must
have been many a person with a poet's heart who passed through the
valley that encompasses Beauval. For indeed it is the "Beautiful
Valley" to the several hundred people who call this community home.
Beauval was once referred
to as Ohpahkopewinihk meaning "wading in water place". The
Cree people who lived off the land in the area years ago founded
the settlement and built an economy at this crossroads in the hinterland,
based on the fish and fur supply that were plentiful in the area.
It was so rich in these resource aspects that the domestic and social
infrastructure associated with the Aboriginal fish and fur business
flourished into this thriving center.
The community is still
geared to providing services whether they are educational, domestic,
business, administrative, health, informational or entertainment/recreational.
The initiative shown by this northern community in its diverse development
has always provided an example for others of the possibilities that
can be explored.
educational efforts exemplify the opportunities for students
to learn more about their own cultural heritage and/or the culture
of their community and how that knowledge can be beneficial. The
principles of learning and understanding and developing the expertise
of students provide a foundation for the future.
We welcome you who would
seek to know more about our future and us.
links for Beauval
Employment & Training Board Inc.
The Beauval Connection - Valley
The Métis Man - George