School project garners accolades from community

Toronto Star – Students from JA Laird Elementary School have welcomed community feedback from businesses in the Columbia Valley, and even from some residential school survivors, on a recent school project.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus named Downie and Wenjack Fund Legacy School

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board – Staff and students at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School have committed to improving the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections between all people in Canada. These efforts have recognized Sacred Heart as a Legacy School through the Downie and Wenjack Fund.

Canada’s top doubles luge team gets creative to fill sponsorship role

CTV News – Canada’s top doubles luge team had to get creative in order to find a new sponsor to help fund their 2021 World Cup season.

Tristan Walker and Justin Snith are getting ready to head to Germany to start their World Cup season to compete in three World Cups and a world championship in January and like all high performance athletes, the dynamic luge duo rely on sponsorship deals to help finance their World Cup and Olympic dreams – most years.

Dan Levy Calls U Of Alberta’s Indigenous Course ‘Transformational’

HuffPost – Dan Levy made good use of the extra time he got during the COVID-19 lockdown — but he’s not done yet. In August, the “Schitt’s Creek” star signed up for a free 13-week online course on Indigenous history and issues at the University of Alberta, and encouraged fans to join him.

Durham to host new podcast series

Oshawa Express – The first four episodes are available now, featuring guests such as Regional Chair John Henry; CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Rocco Rossi; Executive Director and Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival Joana Vicente; and President and CEO of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Sarah Midanik.

Moosonee Public School joins Legacy School program

Timmins Today – Moosonee Public School (MPS) has taken the next step in raising awareness about residential schools by registering to be a Legacy School.

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Percy Baxter named legacy school through Downie-Wenjack Fund

North Bay Nugget – Percy Baxter Middle School is now considered a legacy school with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

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Co-founder Mike Downie Sits Down with CTV News Atlantic to Discuss Secret Path Week

CTV – Co-Founder of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, Mike Downie sits down with CTV News Atlantic to discuss Secret Path Week.

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Lillian Berg Walk For Wenjack Raises Over 5 Hundred Dollars

CKDR News – A group of  Grade 7 and 8 students of Lillian Berg School completed a 30 kilometre walk from the McIntosh Indian Residential School Memorial Site back to Lillian Berg School , in support of Walk For Wenjack on Thursday.

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Students learn about reconciliation, residential schools in ceremony Thursday

Sentinel Review – Students at École secondaire Notre Dame in Woodstock learned about missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada and the shameful legacy of residential school in a ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

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