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St. Marguerite d'Youville celebrates Canada 150 

Students at St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary School aren't shy about being bold.

As a Platinum EcoSchool, the school is notorious for initiating numerous "green" projects which has received recognition nation-wide.

This past weekend, the school was in the Eye on the Area section of the Hamilton Spectator, this time, however, for its red and white patriotism.

Giving Canada the biggest birthday gift the school could offer, all 459 students, and staff, lined the playground in Canada's colours to mark the number 150.

"We took that photo with the whole school community to commemorate Canada's birthday," said Principal Jenny Frappa. "We had a great celebration. We prayed, sang O Canada and Happy Birthday while we played with 150 red and white balloons."

Over the course of the year, the school participated in a number of other activities to honour Canada's birthday, including: celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusion; establishing a spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples; and discovering Canada’s natural beauty and strengthening environmental awareness.

Here's to another 150 years, Canada!

Photo: Bill Morrison
Photo: Bill Morrison