February 16

Today’s Black Brilliance info is about Senator Anne Clare Cools. She was born in 1943 in Barbados, West Indies. She is the first Black female senator in all of North America. Senator Cools was also a social worker in Toronto who worked to support women and children experiencing violence. She founded one of Canada’s first Women’s shelters. She has won many awards for her work.

This is an important reminder to all Ski club members going on tomorrow’s Whistler Trip to please be at the school by 5:20 AM as the bus will be leaving Seaquam at 5:45 AM.

For any students interested in going to Italy during spring break of 2024 and were unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday, we are holding another meeting today at lunch in room 1416. This is open to all students that are currently in grades 9 through 11.

The Seaquam Model United Nations Club is attending the Canadian Highschool Model United Nations Conference held in downtown Vancouver from March 31st to April 2nd. Model United Nations is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations where you work as the representative of a country and must solve a global issue with other delegates from the lower mainland or even around the world. Registration fees for the conference include a 2-night hotel room which means it is also a great opportunity to hang out with friends. If you are interested, come to Mr. Minichiello’s room in room 2119 during lunch today. There, we will have an information session to explain details about the conference and go over registration which is ending in 3 days.

Any girls interested in playing senior girls volleyball next year – there is a meeting next Friday Feb 24 at lunch in Room 1102.

Operation Smile officially started our book fair collection on the 15th of February and would really appreciate all donations made into the boxes around the school. Two boxes can be found by the office, one in the library, and other boxes are located in various upstairs and downstairs classes. Keep an eye out for any posters that indicate a box nearby. The proceedings from the sale of the books will be given to Operation Smile which uses the money to fund surgery for children with cleft lip.