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UCDSB to Celebrate Canada's 150th

UCDSB Commits to Building a Better Canada through Year-long Canada 150 Celebrations

(Brockville) - On the eve of Canada Day – one year from Canada’s 150 th anniversary of Confederation – the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is excited to announce that it will be recognizing this historical event by celebrating 150 days throughout the 2016-17 school year.

From September 2016 to June 2017, each of the district’s 85 schools will be hosting one or more school-wide celebrations to commemorate this special moment in our country’s history.

In addition, students from each school will have the opportunity to share their voice and thoughts on “Building a Better Canada” through video or school presentations.

Today, a raffle was held for the milestone days of celebration – Day 1, Day 100 and Day 150. The schools chosen will be rewarded with resources that connect with the curriculum and community.







Sept. 14, 2016

Lyn Public School

150 hours of contributions to the school from a local “artist-in-residence!”


Feb. 16, 2017

Maxville Public School

150 ebooks/books by Canadian authors for the school’s Learning Commons


June 16, 2017

Wellington Elementary School

“Sesquicentennial Garden” for the school yard


A year-long calendar including all school celebration dates and details will be posted to the UCDSB website shortly.

“The Upper Canada District School Board is thrilled to be committing to celebrating this monumental occasion in 150 different ways throughout the course of the school year,” says Stephen Sliwa, Director of Education. “As Upper Canadians, we feel strong ties to our country, and see this as an incredible opportunity to reflect on our board’s core values and create teachable moments for students, staff and our communities.”

“What an exciting way to engage our students and create rich learning experiences,” says Jeff McMillan, Chair of the Board. “Not only will students have the opportunity to create and participate in activities that incorporate topics like history, literacy, math and health, but they’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Posted June 30, 2016





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