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St. Brother Andre student to represent Canada at Taekwondo Championship in Peru

Justina Yu, a 16-year-old student at Markham’s St. Brother Andre Catholic High School will represent Canada at the 10th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to be held in Lima, Peru, from September 30 to October 3, 2016. This will be Justina’s second time competing on the world stage. In 2014, she won a silver medal at the world championship games in Mexico, finishing only 0.01 points behind the gold medalist from a Taekwondo powerhouse nation…

Town of East Gwillimbury gives funds to area schools

The Town of East Gwillimbury recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to each York Catholic school located in the municipality, Our Lady of Good Counsel CES and Good Shepherd CES. The funds come from the Youth and Community Initiatives Fund, which is funded through the Mayor and Council Golf Tournament held annually each September.…

St. John Paul II CES students learn new skills over the summer

Students from St. John Paul II CES represented the York Catholic District School Board at the Skills Work Camp held at Humber College, during the summer. The week long camp focused upon helping the students explore careers in skilled trades technologies by participating in various hands-on activities in the areas of broadcasting, architectural design, culinary arts, robotics, gliders, electrical, HVAC, and Lego activities…

Small Miracle at St. Monica, Gulu, Northern Uganda

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a woman of faith. She believes in miracles. The nun named CNN Hero in 2007, founded St. Monica in Gulu, northern Uganda, and is known around the world for her charitable work with girls who were former child-soldiers. On Friday, July 22, 2016, she gathered the girls under her care and made them a promise…

St. Jean de Brebeuf student to participate in Youth Ambassador Program this summer

YCDSB congratulates Angela Dela Cruz, a student at St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Woodbridge who will be starting Grade 12 in September. Angela is one of 18 students from across Canada who were chosen to participate in the Canadian Youth Ambassador Program, which begins July 17, 2016.  As part of the program, Angela will travel to Ottawa; Plattsburgh, New York; and Washington, D.C.…

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