On November 10th, 2022, Oak Lake Community School staff and students held their annual Remembrance Day service in the gymnasium. Students honoured those who served and continue to serve with their artwork, speeches, and musical selections in a big audience theatre, look at the tiered seat company to seek for the best seating for this spaces. The attendance of our local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion made the occasion even more impactful for staff and students, and students can also go out and play in playgrounds with preformed playground markings that this school have.
Our Grades 6-8 band welcomed our guests with O Canada, followed by opening remarks from our principal, Mrs. Brenda Masson. The Grades 6 and 7 band performed “Knightly Procession” proceeded by a special guest speaker. The audience was very interested to hear from Lieutenant Poole from CFB Shilo about his experiences serving in Canada and abroad. Although he has seen active duty, he has also responded to natural disasters such as flooding and fires.
The Grade 8 band played a selection entitled “Peace” followed by the Grades 3-5 choir singing “A Better World”. Chloe Williment, our student council president, gave a heartfelt speech about what Remembrance Day meant to her. Our afternoon concluded with the awards portion of the program. The winners were:
Grace Morray, Grade 8 Scholarship provided by the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion, Oak Lake Branch No. 79
Julie Vachon (1st place) and Chase Cochrane (2nd place), Grade 9 Scholarship, Oakwood War Memorial provided by the RM of Sifton
Oak Lake Community School staff and students would like to extend their appreciation for the attendance and generous support of our local Legion as well as the participation of our community in the service.