Red Deer Catholic Region Schools celebrate Canada’s 150th

From a student recording of O Canada to a flower plot with a red and white heard to a decorating classroom doors the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools found unique ways to celebrate Canada 150.

On Tuesday, each school in the district had its own celebration of the anniversary

“Red Deer Catholic Regional School is extremely proud and honoured to participate in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations,” said Dr. David Khatib, associate superintendent of inclusive learning. “The colours red and white symbolize Canada’s rich diverse heritage and as a school division we will be showing our support for this day in our schools by wearing these two colours.”

At Ecole Notre Dame High School, students were chosen from various classes to help plant red and white flowers in a teacher built garden plot near the school’s entrance. They planted 150 flowers in total.

Students at Holy Family School wore red and white and sat together to create a Canadian flag using their apparel’s colour.

At St. Patrick’s Community School, some students and staff shared why being Canadian makes them proud.

Even the district’s transportation department got in on the Canada 150 celebrations, with one staff member dying his beard red and white to look like a Canadian flag.

The classroom doors of St. Francis of Assissi Middle School were all decorated as Canadian flags with pictures, stories and text of what it means to be Canadian. At St. Martin de Porres School had a large Canada 150 flag signed by staff and students.

Ecole Camile J. Lerouge School had students write what they love most about Canada on a piece of paper that will be displayed at the school. Ecole Mother Teresa Catholic School had students similarly write why they’re proud to be Canadian on maple leaves that are displayed in the gathering area. They will made a recording of O Canada.

Similar to Notre Dame, Father Henri Voisin School had students plant red and white flowers in a planter box and decorated a large map of Canada, on top of other events. Maryview School had a track and fun day with a Canadian theme. St. Elizabeth Seton continued its Great Canadian Adventure, a seven week stretch with activities celebrating famous Canadians.

mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

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