A big thank you to the Sidney Concert Band and their director Bruce Hamm for their benefit concert last night at Parkland. They raised $1500 which will all go to support middle school music programs in SD 63. Thanks as well to the middle school students that performed alongside the Sidney Concert Band and to the NSMS/Parkland band director Ms. Sousa for helping pull this great event off!
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Congratulations to our Jr. Girls Basketball team for placing second in their Tip Off Tournament this past weekend. The team played hard and to beat Vanier, Stelly's and Royal Bay to get to the finals, then played a tough game against Belmont. Congratulations girls you should be very proud! Good luck with your season.
Parkland was honoured to host this community based performance to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This lively and entertaining show featured abled and differently-abled performers. Performers included former School District 63 grads as well as guests from Trinidad and Tobago. Thanks to students from Stelly's, Claremont, and Deep Cove for joining us today. What a powerful show and what a powerful message--we all have unique gifts and we are stronger together!
Marine Biology 11 students just returned from the Bamfield Marine Science Centre! Four days of hands-on science, new friendships and a deeper appreciation for protecting our coastal ecosystems.
4 of our athletes from the Parkland Swim Team competed at the BCSS Provincial Championship Swim Meet this weekend in Vancouver, which included nearly 1200 athletes from 129 schools! All of our swimmers (Nick Lukie, Erik Rankin, Lucas Benson, and Brendon Cripps) advanced to the Finals, where they placed in the top 12 (or higher) in their events- including a silver medal win for Brendon in the 100 IM! Big congratulations to our swimmers!
Parkland students from Global Connections, Leadership, and the Teen Advisory Group were valuable youth members at the Sidney Summit for Habitat and Sustainability! They presented a special bag of student letters to Elizabeth May and the community was keen to hear their thoughts. Well done everyone!
Parkland’s Rowing Team raced at the City Championship Regatta this past weekend at Elk Lake. All crews raced hard. The following Panther Crews made the podium:
•Marshall Walden, Oliver Howard-Batek, Rowan Keeler, & Devon Keeler placed FIRST in the junior boys quad.
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International Baccalaureate student John Mark Soria wanted to help support victims of the recent typhoons in the Philippines so he created an event which combined amazing Filipino food and a fast paced basketball game. One hundred and sixty guests came to the dinner/basketball event.
A big thank you to the Parkland alumni basketball stars that came back to participate in this event and to all the families for bringing food. A great time was had by all as you can see. Way to go John Mark--great CAS project!