Chisholm Recognizes Remembrance Day 2023

Staff and students at Chisholm Academy participated in our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. The focus of this event was the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Peacekeepers. Staff and students were reminded of the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in hotspots around the world in order to assist those regions in avoiding war and hopefully negotiate a permanent peace. Staff and students also learned of the very important role played by our own former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, who, as Minister of Foreign Affairs, helped create the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in order to help avoid war during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Pearson was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Canada’s efforts to prevent a war in the Middle East. Our own Mr. Katsouras brought a personal perspective to the ceremony by recounting the efforts of Canadian Peacekeepers to maintain peace in the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where in fact, Vice Principal Schnarr’s grandfather was a deployed peacekeeper.The Drama Club presented several letters from soldiers on the front lines of war and their loved ones’ responses. Lastly, the Grade 7 and 8 classes performed a moving rendition of the poem “In Flanders Fields”, by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

Mrs. Bysice and Mr. Katsouras
Chisholm Academy History Teachers