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  1. Senior Choir practices today at 12:20 lunch recess.

  2. Dungeons and Dragons Club for grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be meeting tomorrow after school from 3:15 to 5:00 in the Learning Commons.

  3. There will be no grade 6 handbells today.

  4. Girls Club will be meeting in the Learning Commons at 12:50 for those interested in Grades 4, 5, and 6. Please bring scissors and markers and arrive promptly!

  5. Good luck to the Sr. Boys basketball team in their game vs. Muir Lake today.

  6. The Sr. Girls and Jr. Boys basketball teams both practice today after school from 3:15 - 4:45.

In Honour of Black History Month (We recognize the following…)
Violet King (1929-1982)

Born in Calgary to descendants of the Black pioneers of Alberta, Violet King was a woman of many “firsts.” She grew up in Sunnyside, attended Crescent Heights High School and, in Grade 12, she became the president of her high school’s girls' club. In Law School, she was the only woman in her graduating class, and the first Black person to graduate with a law degree in Alberta (UofA 1953). After articling with the Calgary law firm of Edward J. McCormick, Q.C., in 1954 King became the first Black person admitted to the Alberta Bar and the first Black woman lawyer in Canada. During a November 1955 speech, King noted, “It is too bad that a Japanese, Chinese, or coloured girl has to outshine others to secure a position.”  King practiced as a lawyer for several years before leaving Calgary to work at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration in Ottawa. King later migrated to the United States to work at the YMCA. In 1976 when she was promoted to Executive Director of the YMCA’s National Council, she became the first woman to hold a national executive position with that organization. She was only 52 years old when she died of cancer in New York on March 30, 1982.


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