February 23

Today’s Black Brilliance info is about Viola Davis Desmond, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1914. She was an African-Canadian who rain her own beauty parlor and beauty college. In 1946, she decided to go see a movie. She sat on the ground floor, which was for White people only at the time. She was arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Many years after her death, on April 15, 2010, the province of Nova Scotia granted an official apology and a free pardon to Viola. Viola’s 83-year-old sister, Wanda Robson, was there to accept the apology. Premier Darrell Dexter also apologized to Viola’s family and all Black Nova Scotians for the racism she was subjected to. In 2016, the bank of Canada announced that Viola would be featured on the $10 bill, making her the first Canadian woman to be featured on Canadian money.

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!

There will be an information meeting for the parent’s of all students that are interested in going to Italy during spring break of 2024. The meeting will be held through zoom on Thursday March 2nd from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The meeting will be run by the tour company that will be organizing the trip. If your mom or dad wants to attend the meeting please RSVP using the QR code found on the Italy trip posters around the school or in room 1416.

Grade 8 Ultimate try outs tomorrow (Friday) after school from 3pm – 4:30pm on the lower back field.  Everyone is welcome!