A keen group of parents gathered at the school on October 28th to hear Amy Fish share her wit and wisdom about lessons learned both as a parent, and as Ombudsperson at Concordia University. In both roles,
Thank you to all of the faculty, students, alumnae, parents, and friends who helped make this year's Open House a success! Thanks also to everyone who encouraged families to visit. If you know an interested family who couldn’t attend, please encourage them to book a private tour by contacting Ms. Carrier at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm of participants in the 25th annual Girls for the Cure walk.
Trafalgar girls joined forces with students from other Montreal girls schools in this powerful fundraiser, raising money for cancer treatments and services at St. Mary’s Hospital Centre and to heighten the awareness of the toll this disease takes on the health and wellness of women in our community.
The atmosphere at McGill’s Currie Gym was inspiring, especially after moving testimonials, a motivating speech from Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, and music by Sara Diamond. Special thanks to the Girls for the Cure committee for putting on a great pep rally to get Traf energized, and for their commitment to the cause. Thanks also to Mme Gaulin and Ms. Ruffini for all their hard work as the Advisors for this activity.
Trafalgar raised over $13,000 for Girls for the Cure this year. Thank you for your generosity!
On September 30th, Sec. V students in Ms. Allison’s and Mme Guay’s class heard from two editors from the McGill Journal of Political Studies, an academic journal with both print and digital editions, which “work together to provide premier political analysis and showcase work from the best political science students at McGill University and beyond.” As Ms. Allison tweeted after the visit, the editors’ "passion for civic engagement was infectious.”
On October 10th, students in Sec. III, IV, and V will gather for an in-house Election Roundtable, as representatives from various parties gather to share information about their platforms, and to field questions. So far, Lori Morrison (NDP candidate in the Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle riding , Payton Ashe (Green Party candidate in the Bourassa riding), Célia Grimard (Bloc Québécois candidate in the Outremont Riding) Michael Forian (Conservative Party candidate in the Ville-Marie-/Le-Sud-Ouest/ Île-des-Soeurs riding) and Jean Langlais (People's Party, Ville-Marie-- Le-Sud-Ouest-- Île-des-Soeurs) have confirmed that they will take part. Ms. Fainsilber is waiting to hear from the Liberal Party about their representation.
Students will have the chance to cast their ballots in a practice vote on October 21st.
Thanks to the generosity of Old Girl Joan Foster ‘64, a group of curious Trafalgar students and their chaperones had the opportunity to be a part of the Climate First Tour when it touched down at the Rialto Theatre this week. Environmentalist David Suzuki, activist and diplomat Stephen Lewis, and rights activist Ellen Gabriel spoke passionately about the current issues facing youth as they inherit the challenges of a dramatically changing planet. The overarching goal of the tour Climate First Tour is to urge Canadians to consider environmental issues as they prepare to head to the polls.
From the opening notes of Soulstice A Capella‘s performance, to the closing notes of songs by surprise guest Annabel Gutherz (Class of ’16) Trafalgar was even more abuzz than usual with creative energy for the week of Arts Festival 2019.
On March 26th the National Coalition of Girls’ School (NCGS) announced that they would be awarding their annual H. William Christ Educator Prize to Trafalgar’s Science Department Head and STEM Coordinator, Christianne Loupelle.