Wednesday November 7, 2018

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:20 AM by Yvonne Holbrook ‎[Staff]‎


·         Do you like Dungeons?  Do you like Dragons?  Come to the first meeting of the Dungeons and Dragons Club today after school in room 194.


·         Attention all students signed up for the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge:  the contest will start promptly at 8:00 am tomorrow in the cafeteria and will run until 10:30.  Please arrive on time.


·         Just a reminder that Coffee house is today after school in the atrium.  Come out for some treats, hot beverages and performances.


·         Yesterday the Junior boys volleyball team advanced to the Halton Finals with a spectacular win over Garth Webb.  The boys fought hard the first set then dominated the second set with a 25 – 11 final score.  Player of the game goes to Liam Thomas.  Come out to Sheridan College this Friday at 5:45 to watch the boys go for the gold.


·         Congrats to the Senior boys volleyball team on an excellent season with a tough semi- final loss yesterday.  Shout outs to Luc Barnett-Wright for his strong setting, Matthew Tint for some powerful kills and Braeden MacCormac for some clutch serving.  Thank you and good luck to all the graduating seniors.


·         Run Club meets Thursday at 3:10 outside room 213.  Just finished your cross country season; join us for some weekly motivation.  Newcomers of all levels always welcome.


·         Are you ready for a chance to challenge your teachers and friends and win some amazing prizes?  Come to our table tennis tournament, today after school in the cafeteria from 3 – 4.


·         Next week the Oakville Trafalgar Leadership class will be hosting its annual week-long carnival.  This year our theme is Vegas Baby!  Join us during periods 3 & 4 all next week for some amazing events, including ping pong, bingo, trivia, Mariokart and our incredible Vegas show dogs.  Bring your change and buy some treats, including sour keys, ice cream sandwiches and delux hot chocolate.  All proceeds go to support the Lighthouse, an Oakville based organization that provides support for children and teens.


·         Attention Senior boys basketball:  there will be a brief meeting Friday after school for all senior boys interested in trying out for the senior basketball team. The meeting will be in room 104 at 3 PM


·         We still need Link Crew students that have signed up for Grade 8 Parent Night to see Mrs O’Hara in Guidance today.


·         As Canada’s non-Indigenous populations grew after confederation, the Canadian government began to find the previously signed treaties to be a hindrance to Canada’s expansion.  As such, they had to come up with ways to break or get around them, often to the detriment of the Indigenous communities.  Over the next few days we will examine some of the various ways that this was done.  The first example comes from 1876 when the federal government amended the Indian Act to allow parliament to expropriate portions of reserves for public works projects.  At first this was used to expand transportation routes, such as the railroad, but later it was used to relocate whole communities that were deemed too close to cities and towns.  The law still stands as part of the current Indian Act passed in 1985.