St. An­thony’s stu­dents cel­e­brate cul­ture

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coun­tries and cul­tures. I think it can re­ally build on your per­son­al­ity and help you learn a lot more and how to in­ter­act with peo­ple around you,” she said. Learn­ing about other cul­ture fos­ters un­der­stand­ing.

“As the world around us is grow­ing we are get­ting more con­nected, I think stu­dents should be aware of this and how to deal with dif­fer­ent cul­tures. If some­one lives in one place their whole life and never goes out of their cul­ture and they go into some­thing it’s a cul­ture shock.”

She says it also helps build the school com­mu­nity.

“It gets the stu­dents to­gether, and it is some­thing fun,” she said. “I think when I walk around my school, kids say ’we’re Cana­dian’ and that’s great, but some­times they al­most don’t re­mem­ber their own cul­ture. I think it is im­por­tant to value your own back­ground.”

Com­mu­nity sup­port for the project was also strong and they were able to garner sup­port from the Bank of Mon­treal, which spon­sored the prizes, and the Drumheller and Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce spon­sored the dance per­for­mance. mark it on your cal­en­dar.

Lunch hour fun at the li­brary –from 12:10 un­til 12:40 – Mother’s Day Crafts on May 8, Mother’s Day cards on May 11, Rasp­berry Pi fun on May 18 and Book Art 1 on May 25. Leapfrog and Tad­pole Preschool Story Time on May 9 and 23, from 11 a.m un­til 12 noon.

Preschool li­brary visit on Wed­nes­day, May 17, preschool will be vis­it­ing the li­brary and ex­plor­ing the topic of Spring and Blooms.

A TREX Art Ex­hibit “Wind” will be a the li­brary from May 18 to June 12, 2017. Wind is a tour­ing art ex­hi­bi­tion com­ing to our li­brary and the ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes art from Rein­hold Pin­ter ex­plor­ing the many vari­a­tions of wind from gen­tle sum­mer breeze to rag­ing tor­nado, from whis­pered se­crets to the dis­tri­bu­tion of ideas, and from the mytho­log­i­cal West Wind to the Aztec de­ity Eh­e­catl.

Birth­day greetings to Heather Van Horne and Heidi Petersen on May 15, and to Shirley Fried­ley on the 20th. The Fried­ley twins, Tan­ner and Tyler also share a birth­day with Shirley on the 20th. Have a happy spe­cial day!

Stu­dents at St. An­thony’s School cel­e­brated Mul­ti­cul­tural Day on Wed­nes­day, May 3. The event was or­ga­nized by Grade 11 stu­dent Fa­tima Re­han. Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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