Tag: Olympics

Rocks & Rings program comes to Blair Road PS

The Canadian Curling Association brought their Rocks & Rings program to Blair Road Public School, and their students had a blast! When asked, many of them had seen the sport on TV during the Winter Olympics, but only a few had actually stepped foot into a curling rink and tried the sport. That’s where this program comes […]

Students at Central PS learn about curling

Students at Central Public School had the opportunity to try a sport that is ‘sweeping’ the nation. Members of the Canadian Curling Association brought their Rocks & Rings program to Central PS which introduces the Olympic sport to elementary school students. They learned about the history of curling, how it’s played, what equipment is used and how to work as a team. […]

2-time Olympic swimmer visits Blair Road PS

Julia Wilkinson, 2-time Olympic swimmer, dropped by Blair Road Public School on Friday and spoke to the grade 3s through 6s. She shared many stories from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games she competed at, and the obstacles she overcame to achieve her dream of going to the Olympics. The important message Julia left the students […]

Gilmore Junio visits King Edward PS

Olympian Gilmore Junio visited King Edward PS on May 14, to receive a very special medal.

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Olympians Weaver and Poje Visit Bluevale CI

Canadian Olympic ice dancers Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn Weaver recently paid a special visit to Bluevale Collegiate Institute to share their personal story of passion, dedication, adversity, and triumph. It was a homecoming for Poje, who graduated from Bluevale in 2005 and was voted “most likely to go to the Olympics” by his high school peers. […]

WRDSB gets into the Olympic Spirit!

For the past 16 days, staff and students across the WRDSB have been getting into the spirit of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Many of our schools hosted their own games, some had past Olympians come share their stories, and some just wanted to watch hockey! Go Canada Go!

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