Red Deer Public School District

Lindsay Thurber Celebrates Canada 150

Saying Happy Birthday To Canada (and Lindsay Thurber of Course!)

By: Lexi Wright

It’s the sesquicentennial birthday of Canada and Lindsay Thurber High School had no shortage of celebration today.

In honor of Canada 150, National Aboriginal Day, and Lindsay Thurber’s 70th birthday, a celebration assembly and barbeque was held this afternoon.

Highlights of the High School assembly included drum dancers, multi-media presentations, and an aerial photo being taken of the entire student body.

The decorated singers in attendance were Doug Morin and Winddancer Waskawitch from the drum group Red Buffalo.

The Fancy Bustle dance originates out of Oklahoma and was performed by Leland Mitsuing. Leland danced two different styles, a Straight Song and a Crow Hop. Marrisa Moccasin also performed a specialty dance called a Crow Bell. 

Principal Dan Lower unveiled an incredible mosaic which featured photos of students and staff, collectively making up the Canada 150 logo and LTCHS lettering.

In addition, Lindsay Thurber’s first-ever time capsule was introduced. The time capsule was designed and produced by Adam Newman, CTS Curriculum Leader and Louise McMurray, an Educational Assistant.

Student representatives in grades nine through twelve were chosen to select items to put in the time capsule, which will be opened in 2067 -  50 years from today!

Some of these items included student letters, artwork, music, clothing and of course, a fidget spinner or two.

The celebrations ended with a BBQ and incredible birthday cake designed specifically for the occasion.

 

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Ariel photo by Titan IT & Video Services