Olympic Torch Community Celebration

(submitted by the Dryden Olympic Torch Relay Task Force)

On January 4, 2010, the eyes of the world will turn to Dryden as the Olympic Flame arrives in our community as part of the Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada.

The torch relay will arrive in early afternoon as part of a convoy of vehicles, as it travels on its 45,000-kilometre-long journey across Canada the longest domestic torch relay in Olympic history.

To celebrate the arrival of the flame, the City of Dryden is planning a Community Celebration at Van Horne Landing (at the south end of Van Horne Avenue), near the Ice Road which crosses Wabigoon Lake. 

The Community Celebration will take place from 2 PM until 4 PM on Monday, January 4th and will feature a variety of great entertainment by local performers.  Our outdoor celebration will allow people from throughout the region to enjoy the wonder of winter. Step through time, enjoy the snow and ice, and cheer on the Olympic Flame.  If you do get a little chilly, enjoy warm refreshments and a warm-up tent.

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Real World Physics at DHS

DHS Students worked with various types of rescue equipment as part of a physics demonstration.

DHS Students worked with various types of rescue equipment as part of a physics demonstration.

Mr. Schmidt’s Grade 12 Physics class travelled to the Vermilion Bay Fire Hall this week to see some of the physics principles they are studying come to life in the rescue sytems used by the fire department.

Students were treated to demonstrations of the “Jaws of Life”, vehicle lifting airbags and water pumping systems.

Building Character at Dryden High School

Grade 9 students trying to Untie the Knot at todays Character Education workshop.

Grade 9 students trying to "Untie the Knot" at todays Character Education workshop.

This Thursday Grade 9 students at Dryden High School participated in the first session of a character education program that will continue for the rest of the year.

Under the guidance of Mr. Dave Lyle, a group of grade 12 students were trained to deliver the workshops to all grade 9 classes.

The grade 9 students were lead through a range of activities that focused on Respect and Kindness, two of the seven character education traits that are focused on here at Dryden High School.

According to student leader David Benham, “The students were a bit shy at first, but they opened up after we played some games with them.” Andrew Andy, another student leader said that “the students came up with some really interesting ideas about respect and kindness.”

The participating students look forward to the sessions next semester.

Thanks to Mr. Dave Lyle of Hello Leadership, and to all of the student participants.

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