Culture & Events — 28 February 2018
Water water everywhere: St. Joseph’s School students explore the importance of water to our lives

St. Joseph’s School students gear up with snowshoes during Water Day activities, near Government Dock, Monday. Photo by Michael Christianson


By Michael Christianson

Students from St. Joseph’s school took the opportunity to celebrate water on Monday.

Students took part in activities both at school and Van Horne Landing including crepe making, curling, dancing, snow shoeing and ice fishing.

Grade 7/8 French immersion teacher Lynn Konkle said the idea is to look at the importance of water and the many uses we have for the essential liquid.

 “We’ve been doing the Great Canadian Water Challenge since the beginning of the year,” said Konkle. “They’ve had three challenges; the first two were talking about themselves and their relationship with water. This last one is a water celebration.”

The grade 7/8 students lead the stations while younger students participated in the activities. 

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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