Maxville Public School to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Event Marks 100th Day of 150-Day Board-Wide Sesquicentennial Celebration
January 30, 2017 (Maxville, ON) – Maxville Public School (MPS) will recognize our nation’s 150th birthday next month as part of the Upper Canada District School Board’s ongoing Sesquicentennial Celebration.
The event, to take place Tuesday, February 7, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m., will mark the 100th day of a 150-day board-wide celebration. The event will feature student performances of This Land is Your Land, the addition of 150 new books by Canadian authors to the school library, displays of student art, a giant birthday cake for 200 people, and a ceremonial piper to start the event. Director Stephen Sliwa will address the celebration, which will also be attended by Trustee Wendy MacPherson.
“It’s a chance for students to celebrate our nation, to learn more about our country, and create the same wonderful memories for the current generation many older Canadians recall from Centennial 1967,” said Maxville Public School Principal Krista Mano.
Activities scheduled for the day include:
· Vocal performances by MPS students ranging from Money in My Pocket by kindergartners, to Land of the Silver Birch by the entire student body.
· Speeches by select students from Grades 3 to 6 discussing various Canadian topics.
· Canada 150 displays by junior students in the school hallways.
· A traditional square dance performed by the entire school.
Students will also showcase art at the event. Various classes are producing pieces for the celebration including:
· Junior kindergarten students will create an “iceberg” inspired by Canadian artist Doris McCarthy.
· Grades 5 and 6 students will create art inspired by that of Canada’s Indigenous nations.
· The Grades 1/2 and 4/5 classes will produce unique pieces inspired by Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis.
Parents, and residents from Maxville Manor, have been invited to attend.
Posted January 30, 2017