The Festival du Phoenix was held on March 2nd. The weather was incredible and the three
outdoor activities were great fun! The
mixed grade level groups enjoyed building the ice block canoe / boat, toboggan
races, snowshoes, and tug-of-war.
The bannock with jam and butter (some liked plain as
well) along with the hot chocolate is always a favourite station.
Mr. and Mrs. Mikkelson picked up the Voyageur clothing
and the Voyageur photo-booth was very popular.
There were other stations such as: Voyageur portaging in the gym,
Voyageur music with Mrs. Sadr, a Voyageur craft with Mrs. Lauder and, of
course, Voyageur stories in the library.
Everyone had a great time! The
grade 5 students were excellent leaders for their mixed grade level
The entire afternoon needed the support of the parent
community. Many parents baked bannock
for the children. Jam, butter and
marshmallows were also part of the food station and these were provided by
parents as well. Parent Council purchased the hot chocolate and the drinking
Thank you to all the families who brought in coloured
ice blocks for the building station. It
looked beautiful and impressive for a couple of days. It is interesting how many of the ice block
formations have remained but all the colour has melted away.
Volunteers were needed at every station to ensure
every child had their fair turn within a 15 minute time slot which also
included travelling to the next station.
Thank you to so many volunteers (Our apologies if we
have missed anyone!):
Adams Mrs. Adamyk Mrs. Allain
Ms K. Andrews
Mrs. J. Andrews Mrs. Anurak
Atamanchuk Mrs. Blaine Mrs. Carriero
Mr. Crowe Mrs. Dube Mrs. Fritsch
Ms Gibson Mr.
Green Mrs. Holloway Mrs. Jensen
Mrs. Jones Mrs.
Kesterke Mrs. Kingerski
Krishka Mrs. Kozak Mrs.
Mrs. Kutny Mrs. Laycock
McCarthy Mrs. Miele Mrs.
Rasmussen Mrs. Sadr Mrs.
Sellors Mrs. Sellors Mrs.
Mrs. Smith Mrs.
Sylvestre Mrs. Yetman