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Feature: Wellington Jazz Academy Wins at MusicFest Canada

Published: May 22, 2019

The Wellington Secondary Jazz Groups competed at the annual national competition in Ottawa in May 2019, and returned home with 5 gold awards and 4 silver awards.  Bass player Devin Uslu, Baritone saxophonist Peter Kang, Tenor Saxophonist Katrina Rivers, Guitarist Jacob Horwood, Trombonist Mico Valomnte, Pianist Petra Dobek, Drummer Daniel Mottahedeh, Tenor Saxophonist Isabella Cooper and Drummer Nigel Lum were recognized with an honour award for their performance. Daniel Motthedeh was also awarded Canadian Big Band Drummer of the Year, which comes with a full set of cymbals and Peter Kang was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the Douglas College Jazz Camp.  Trombonist Mico Valmonte and Guitarist Nathan Spivey were previously chosen from hundreds of applications from across Canada to perform as 2 of the 18 member Conn Selmer National Honour Jazz Band.... Read More

Feature: Park Avenue students tour Quality Foods

Published: April 30, 2019

Ms. Grindler's class from Park Avenue toured the Quality Foods in Harewood recently.  Parent volunteers were on-hand to assist with the walking field trip.  It was a great experience to see the warehouse, the coolers and storage areas but I am pretty sure, the bakery was the bit hit.  Thanks for the treat, Quality Foods!... Read More

Feature: Connecting Community

Published: April 23, 2019

Pleasant Valley and Rock City elementary schools, in conjunction with the VIU Child & Youth Outreach Program recently hosted Connecting Community. Throughout the year, the CYC practicum students hold Family Nights at both schools where everyone is welcome to play games, do crafts and have snacks - no electronics allowed. This year, the groups decided to host a grand finale! The evening included crafts, a bouncy castle, a rock climbing wall, science experiments and more.... Read More