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From: Monday, November 24, 2014 2:13 PM -0600
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                        IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER

        On November 6th, a peaceful Rememberance Day service was held at VCS at 11:00 am, led by Mrs. Serke.  Students, staff, and community members came together to help us remember all of the soldiers who fought and died for our country.  The service started off with the entrance of the colour party.  Dustin Prestupa and Wyatt Isaacson were the flag bearers, followed by Legion representatives, Mr. John Dale, Mrs. Loa Titman and Mr. John Methvane.  Members from our Jr. and Sr. SRC laid wreaths at the front and we then were presented with a poem on peace and kindness composed by the Grades 1 and 2 class.  Next we heard a choral recitation of  In Flanders Fields by the Grades 6, 7, and 8 classes. We solemnly listened to a speech by Mr. Methvane reminding us of all the thousands of men and women who fought and died for our country, not only in the World Wars, but the more recent wars as well, including the terrorist attack at the Parliment Building in Ottawa, Canada. After the exit of the colour party, the SRC served coffee, juice and cookies to all who attended.  VCS appreciates all who came together and contributed to this important service.  It was so nice to see so many people dressed in black with the traditional poppy pinned close to their hearts reminding us to honour those who fought and died so bravely so that we could all be free.

Brookelynn Tetzlaff


                                        WE DAY 2014

        On November 7th, 30 students from VSC, accompanied by Mr. Heritage and Ms Nienaber, were privileged to attend the annual WE DAY at Saskatoon Credit Union Center.  WE DAY is a huge event that is sponsored by Potash Corp.  It teaches people that they have the power to change the world! It discusses today's greatest issues as well as focusses on bringing everyone together to make a change. It is meant to inspire people to redefine what is possible.  
        This year at WE DAY, there were many inspiring speakers who shared great advice, courage and positivity.  One of the speakers I found inspiring was Katie Leclere.  She is a talented 22 year- old deaf woman who strongly informed us that although at times it may seem hopeless, nothing is impossible and to always follow your dreams. A musician, Carl Wolfe sang his song “Africa” which was really enjoyable. There were “crowd pumpers” who were people that got everyone up dancing and doing the “WE DAY DANCE”.  Some speakers talked about children in India and Africa who can't afford an education! Everyone's name was entered into a draw for a chance to win a trip to Kenya to help build schools for children.  This fantastic event lasted from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  It was a great day and an amazing experience coming all together with so many other schools across Saskatchewan to be inspired to make our world a better place!  VCS would like to thank all the volunteer drivers and Mr Heritage and Ms Neinaber for supervising.  Without you, this amazing experience wouldn't have been possible!
         “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Brookelynn Tetzlaff