October 1st marks the beginning of Mi'kmaq History Month and Treaty Day Celebrations. Throughout the month L.E.R. students and staff will be participating in a variety of cultural festivities in honor of upholding treaty relationships of Peace and Friendship and in the spirit of reconciliation and healing.
Today, being June 21st, we celebrated National Aboriginal Day. Students enjoyed a great day at the Aboriginal Gardens where they participate in nature walks, traditional drumming and dancing, bracelet making, listened to native legends, and tasted traditional native foods. A huge thank you goes out to all those who helped organize the event.
This year the 30th annual Disability Awareness Week (DAW) runs from May 28th-June 2, 2017. The theme is "We Need In".
The L.E.R. is known for its commitment to raising awareness of existing barriers that prevent citizens with disabilities from full and equal participation in all aspects of their community, and what may be done to correct these issues. In fact, L.E.R. is a past recipient of the Canadian Association for Community Living Efforts Towards Inclusive Eduation.
Well know local resident C. Leblanc, retired teacher D. Arseneault, and grade five student Jonah made their way to each class at L.E.R. to share some traditional Acadian desserts, and to talk about Acadian culture. Thank you folks for helping make LER a place where everyone comes to learn!
On Wednesday, May 17th local resident and long time organizer of Relay for Life, Cecile Leblanc, will visit the students of L.E.R. and share traditional Acadian desserts. Cecile will be dressed in ancestral Acadian clothing as she shares these tasty, traditional delicacies.
Sandra Carter, manager of the Dalhousie Centennial Library: Every year, we do a follow-up activity for the Welcome to Kindergarten bags to help support the schools as this is the mandate of the New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS).