PRSD's Canada 150 celebration - May 30th

PRSD's Canada 150 celebration - May 30th

Next Tuesday, approximately 3500 students, staff and the board of trustees will be a sea of red and white as they sing O’Canada in unison at 10:00 am in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The board of trustees will connect with all schools from the PRSD board room via technology and will welcome and lead all PRSD schools in the singing of the national anthem. May 30, 2017 was declared PRSD’s Canada Day celebration day by the board of trustees as May 30th is the 150th day of the year. In addition to the divisional singing of O’Canada,  students and staff are encouraged to wear red and white and are hosting various school-based activities in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.  Below is a listing of events in PRSD schools:  

Dixonville School
Students and staff are contributing letters, writing and illustrations for a school time capsule and will take a school photo with students and staff holding the Canadian flag.  The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

EE Oliver Elementary School
The school will host a special Canada 150 assembly to show classroom created videos featuring all the provinces. The school will also play the 1967 Bobby Gimby Centennial song and enjoy Canada cake afterwards. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Fairview and Area Learning Store
Students and staff will enjoy a Canadian pizza celebration at 11:30 am. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Fairview High School
Fairview High School students will dress like their favourite Canadian or in their best Canadian colors and participate in a school assembly that consists of a “What makes Canada great” presentation, Canada trivia, Canadian obstacle course (includes toboggan tow, mount Logan summit, digging for loonies, snowshoe tightrope and hockey lacrosse). They will also take part in a Canadian food eating contest, a Canadian pageant featuring students and presenting award for “Most Canadian” and “Best use of Canadian colors.” At lunch time, students will enjoy a Canada photo booth, face painting, outdoor basketball and games, and a free BBQ. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Grimshaw Jr/Sr High School
Grimshaw High students and staff are contributing to a time capsule that includes writing, photos and small items. The time capsule will be placed in the new Grimshaw Public School to be opened in 25 years. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Hines Creek Composite School
Students will wear red and white and following the divisional singing of O’Canada, they will enjoy special Canada 150 birthday cake.

Kennedy Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary students and staff are contributing to a time capsule that includes writing, photos and small items. The time capsule will be placed in the new Grimshaw Public School to be opened in 25 years. On May 30th, students will also enjoy a freezie at recess, Canadian trivia during the week and contribute to a bulletin board where students will express what makes Canada so great. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Lloyd Garrison School
Lloyd Garrison School students will contribute to a Canada ABC book created by students and also enjoy various Canada inspired activities such as Lacrosse, Canada bingo, Canada scavenger hunt and a Canadian flag making craft center. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Manning Elementary School
The school is creating a display of 150 Canadian facts, will wear red and white and join for the divisional singing of O’Canada.   

Menno Simons Community School
The school has invited local seniors to the school to join in the divisional singing of O’Canada and a special Senior’s Tea and Brunch. In the afternoon, students will take part in various Canada Day activities that include a Canada style version of “The Amazing Race.” The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Nampa Public School
Students will take part in classroom based Canada activities. In the afternoon, students will enjoy their annual track meet. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Paul Rowe High School
Paul Rowe High School students and staff will enjoy an afternoon of activities, games and food that celebrate and represent Canada’s cultural diversity. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Peace River High School
Peace River High School’s League of Leadership student group is making a video of “What it means to be Canadian” by interviewing students at the school. The video will be shown at the assembly on May 30th and/or on social media. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Peace Regional Outreach Campus
Peace Regional Outreach Campus is hosting a special Canada Day lunch. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Red Earth Creek School
Red Earth Creek School will broadcast Canadian facts on the school intercom each morning all week and students will express through drawing or writing why they are proud to be Canadian (which will be on display at the school). In the afternoon students will enjoy organized games and freezies. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Springfield Elementary School
The school is hosting a special assembly with a presentation from Constable Roy from the Peace River detachment about Canada’s birthday, a student presentation regarding what Canada means to them, Canada Day jokes and a video presentation about special things found in Canada. Students will also take part in various Canada lessons in the classroom relevant to their curriculum. Also, the grade three class is participating with the Town of Peace River’s beautification project by painting giant panels with a Canada 150 theme to be installed downtown. The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

TA Norris Middle School
Students and staff will wear red and white and take part in an outdoor commemorative Canada Day school photo following the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Worsley Central School
Worsley Central School students will enjoy a morning in celebration of Canada’s birthday through various outdoor activities and Canada Day inspired face painting.

Breaking Point Colony School
The school will wear red and white and join in the divisional singing of O’Canada.

Cleardale Colony School and Bear Canyon Colony School
The schools will participate in the divisional singing of O’Canada on May 30th, wear red and white, and in June, students will attend the “Clearly Canadian” concert at the Bear Canyon Community Hall with fellow community members.