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  1. Grade 4 students from the early years leadership committee meet at Mme. Nichon Miller’s classroom for a brief meeting at 1220 today.

  2. Congrats to the Jr. Boys Basketball team on their win against Prescott yesterday.

  3. The Sr. Boys and the Sr. Girls Basketball teams practice today after school from 3:15 to 4:45.

  4. A reminder to all junior highs students. If you're interested in playing 3x3 basketball on Saturday please register your team with Mme. Inglis by the end of the day today. If you're interested, but don't have a full team, just let Mme. Inglis or M. Hebert know and we will set you up. Come out and have some fun with some friends. Check out the athletics board or see Inglis if you have questions.

  5. From Mme iampen:  JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR practices today at lunch recess.


In Honour of Black History Month (We recognize the following…)

Viola Desmond

Viola Irene Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Canadian civil and women's rights activist and businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946, she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. For this, she was convicted of a minor tax violation for the one-cent tax difference between the seat that she had paid for and the seat that she used, which was more expensive. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.

In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada.[1][2] The Crown-in-Right-of-Nova Scotia also apologized for prosecuting her for tax evasion and acknowledged she was rightfully resisting racial discrimination.[3] In 2016, the Bank of Canada inaccurately announced that Desmond would be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the front of a Canadian banknote, but that honour went to Agnes Macphail, who appeared along with three men on a small print run commemorative note issued in 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.

In late 2018, Desmond became the first Canadian woman to appear alone on a Canadian bank note—a $10 bill which was unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on March 8, 2018.[4][5] Desmond was also named a National Historic Person in 2018.[6]



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