Daily Notices - Wednesday November 8th 2017

Today’s Events …

There will be a Griffins that Give meeting at lunch time in Ms. Calaciura’s room.

All International Students are to attend a lunch time meeting on TODAY in the Drama Room.  A pizza lunch will be provided.

Art Club are meeting today at lunch in the art room to finish the Remembrance Day art – new comers are welcome.

Upcoming Events …

Peer tutors who have ALREADY gotten an assignment, there will be a BRIEF meeting at the BEGINNING of lunch on THURSDAY.  Please make sure you're there.

In 2017 the number of refugees, or people who are fleeing situations which threaten their lives in one way or another due to political, ethnic, religious, social or other forms of persecution, went past the 60 million mark around the world.  Hardly a country remains untouched by this humanitarian crisis, and Canada has had to respond as tens of thousands of refugees arrive in Canada every year.  Many of these refugees arriving in Canada will claim asylum as they flee from desperate and tragic events, and this is the group of people which the Canadian social network which assists refugees does not support in a very effective manner.  By the end of the year it is possible that over 1500 claimant refugees will have arrived in Metro Vancouver.  Journey Home Community is an organization which seeks to assist families in this category with their resettlement in this area.  Who are these people?  What are their stories?  Come find out more about them on Thursday, November 9 at 3:30pm in room 122.

Did you know that over 600,000 Rohingya have been burned out of their villages by the Burmese army? That the refugees have been forced into Bangladesh, one of the countries least capable of coping with a crisis of this magnitude? That the Burmese government is denying and ignoring the situation? If you would like to try and make a difference and help stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims, come to the Library at lunch on Friday and write a letter to support Amnesty International's Human Rights in Burma campaign.​