WORD OF MOUTH

​"As son of Cyril Pierre, Rain comes from an honorable family who have devoted countless hours to making Canada a more equitable and fair society. Rain stands upon the shoulders of his ancestors and holds their vision of a better future through his masterful skills as an artist and orator."

— Joseph Heslip, District Principal
Mission School District

 

 

​"Our Gr. 3 to 7 students had the opportunity to hear about Rain's journey in life as as student, successful worker and artist. His story is an inspiration for others to work hard, persevere and pursue one's passion and dream."​​

— Bea Sayson, Principal

Bothwell Elementary School

 

"The Elders speak to us of their residential school experiences, the racism which students still encounter and their hopes of building school experiences which are respectful, honouring and include all children. Rain is at the table to help us build a better system – one which is engaging, positive and supportive of all youth."

— Sylvia Russell, District Principal

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School

 

"I really enjoyed the workshop. As a parent having young teens stuck in our home, with limited time out due to Covid 19; this was a safe and fun activity. I find that art is relaxing and supportive of our imagination that needs to be stimulated more. We live in a fast paced world being online at all times and having a outdoor workshop that creates a safe space to create was just what we needed here. I liked the PPE provided with the workshop that took away the worry. The instruction was simple and easy to follow and the instructor Rain was helpful with all the youth. A great class to socialize safely and take home a beautiful piece of art."

— Carrie M

Kwantlen First Nation

 

"Rain shared his gifts with our District last year by creating a large interactive art piece with our students and staff. This large scale project greets all who enter our School Board Office each day. Furthermore, Rain has spoken of reconciliation, intergeneration trauma and resiliency at a number of our District
events to much acclaim."

— Joseph Heaslip, District Principal

Mission School District

 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Rain Pierre for the past four years. Rain is an accomplished artist who is mentoring aboriginal youth in our school district. He is a role-model for our aboriginal youth who benefit from exposure to a young aboriginal adult who has successfully navigated the K to 12 education system and post-secondary."

— Sylvia Russell, District Principal

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School

 

 

 

"Rain is also an integral and important member of a school district advisory table which includes Elders from the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nation, the local Metis associations, staff from our district Aboriginal Education department and senior district staff. It has been an honour to participate in the discussions at this table with Rain."

— Sylvia Russell, District Principal

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School