June 21st marks not only summer solstice, our first day of Summer, but also National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is the first in a series of 3 days that lead us up to Canada Day on July 1st.
June 21st- National Indigenous Peoples Day: a time to celebrate all of the rich contributions made by First Nations, Métis, and Inuits and their histories and cultures.
We celebrated by reading Claire and her Grandfather to learn about the contributions of the FNMI peoples followed by a chance to practice weaving. Check out pictures below.
June 24th- Saint Jean Baptiste Day: a time to celebrate the Francophones and their language, culture and history and the ways they have shaped who we are.
We will celebrate by all grade 5s going outside on Monday during FLEX to play the largest game of Bouge Si on Monday, June 25th.
June 27th- Multiculturalism Day: a time to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality, and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.
Field Day at school followed by a celebration ceremony, so find a way to celebrate at home!
July 1st- Canada Day: a time to celebrate the anniversary of the Constitution Act enacted on July 1, 1987. It is our time to show our pride in being Canadian and all of the accomplishments, discoveries and heritage of Canada.
Happens during Summer holidays so find a way to celebrate with family and friends at home, in Calgary or beyond!