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Public Education needs your support, so you should RUN!

Next Monday – September 23rd – at 10 a.m., municipal council, mayoral and School Board nominations open across Alberta; candidates will declare their intention to run in the upcoming election on October 21, 2013. A scant two hours later, at noon, … Continue reading

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Stop bullying – yes, you… Stop it.

This week November 12 – 17, 2012 is Bullying Awareness Week. There are various events taking place in our schools to acknowledge that we all need to combat this scourge to children’s lives. A recent survey of our Canadian Rockies … Continue reading

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Magic, enthusiasm and lifelong learning

“I always say three things lead to success: hard work, talent (a little bit of talent doesn’t hurt) and enthusiasm. If you have two of these three, you’ll succeed – as long as enthusiasm is one of the three.” We … Continue reading

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I got hugged by my favourite Olympic athlete today!

Today Banff and Canmore got the news: the two communities will serve as the hosts for the Alberta Winter Games in 2014. Athletes ranging in age from 11 to 17 will compete in winter sports, as well as some indoor … Continue reading

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Simple gifts

Today,  our national celebration, I celebrate the simple gifts. Dandelions clutched in a toddler’s hand. Twitter, especially when it makes me LOL – literally .                 The spectacular landscape that is the view … Continue reading

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Safe/Out, Fair/Foul, Ball/Strike… rubrics, please!

Years ago, when my boys were in little league baseball, someone suggested I become an umpire. I couldn’t do it, couldn’t handle the responsibility. It would have been “fair…uh, foul. Strike… uh, ball. Safe…uh, OUT,” all day long.  I don’t … Continue reading

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