Thursday November 9th 2017
Today’s Events …..
Rehearsals at lunch for crows, trees and main cast.
Peer tutors who have ALREADY gotten an assignment, there will be a BRIEF meeting at the BEGINNING of lunch today. Please make sure you're there.
Grade 12’s please book your Grad Photo time online NOW! Our photo dates are November 23-25 and it is first come first appointment choice. Log into artonagroup.com and follow the prompts.
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 TODAY at 3:30pm in room 122.
Upcoming Events …..
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.