CPHS Celebrates Canada 150 with Visual Timeline, Drama and Music

June 12, 2017 No Comments

As part of its contribution to the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, CPHS officially opened a visual timeline in the school’s main staircase.

Teacher Jenna Meppleder, and Jennifer Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage museum, cut the ribbon to officially open the display which starts from the days before Carleton Place was founded and winds its way forward through numerous, well-known events, buildings and companies.  As part of the process, students had the opportunity to go and visit Jennifer at the museum for inspiration.  The paintings, by students from grades 7 to 12, are in a number of different styles, from collage, to impressionist, to Andy Warhol.  Included in the display is a Canada 150 flag welded by students in the metal shop. Teachers Jenna Meppleder, Stephanie Degagne, and Dan Papple all helped in the organization.  Special thanks goes to Randy Devlin for installing all of the art.

The assembled crowd, which included representation from the town and the Roy Brown Society, also enjoyed four, intertwined historical monologues, as well as music from the intermediate band and secondary ‘Hallway Band.’  Cake and refreshments were also part of the evening.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with the school!

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