By Michel Vézina – Collaboration avec ÉBS et ÉMG
On November 9th, 2016, École Beau Soleil (ÉBS) and École Mathieu de Gravelbourg (ÉMG) held its Remembrance Day Ceremony. After some words of welcome offered by the schools’ principal, Mrs. Rosalie Lizée, the grade 8 to 11 students in the school band played «Ô Canada» under the direction of the music teacher, Mrs. Janique Wilson.
The guest speaker, Mr. Michel Blain (Wing Chief Warrant Officer of 15 Wing Moose Jaw) spoke of the significance of Remembrance Day and the important role played by the Canadian Armed Forces in Canada and overseas. Then, the following students from ÉBS and ÉMG read their poem or text: Meghan Ray (Grade 4) read « Les coquelicots », Zacharie Forest (Grade 11) shared « À Courcelette » and Josée Bouffard (Grade 12) presented « Les moments difficiles ».
Mrs. Sheila Klein, Representative of the Royal Canadian Legion - Laflèche region, was amongst the special guests. Mrs. Klein and Mrs. Lizée presented the certificates and the awards to the numerous students who won first place in the schools’ Remembrance Day Contest. The winning art pieces, poems, and compositions will be sent to the Zone 1 (Assiniboia region) competition. The ceremony ended with the traditional Last Post played by Mrs. Janique Wilson and the Minute of Silence. The schools would like to thank Mrs. Josette Martin for having planned this ceremony