February 22

Today’s Black Brilliance info is about the honourable Lincoln M. Alexander. He was born in 1922 in Toronto. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He was a lawyer who became the first Black person to become a Member of Parliament in 1968 and served in the House of Commons until 1980. He was also federal Minister of Labour in 1979–1980.

In 1985, Lincoln Alexander became Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, the first member of a racialized community to serve as the Queen’s representative in Canada. In December 2013, the Province of Ontario proclaimed January 21st (which was Lincoln Alexander’s birthday) as “Lincoln Alexander Day”.

Grade 8 ultimate frisbee tryouts! Wednesday and Friday after school 3pm – 4:30pm on the lower back field. Everyone is welcome!

Any girls interested in playing senior volleyball next year please come to a meeting on Friday at lunch in room 1102.

Hey Seaquam! Are you interested in a week of fun activities like yoga, painting, baking and pottery? Do you want to receive a certificate of completion and volunteer hours at the same time? Come to the Wellness Week to Prevent Violence group after school today (Wednesday) or Thursday room 2115. Hope to see you there!

Any grade 10 or 11 students interested in studying Baking and Pastry Arts next year, please see Mr. Nikic immediately.

We have chosen a new ticket for the Valentines day gift basket draw as the previous winner did not come to pick it up.

Winning ticket is…….0573436.  Please come to the office asap to pick up your prize!!