Father Michael McGivney welcomes 54 new Canadian citizens from 18 countries at citizenship ceremony

On Dec. 3, 2019, 54 new Canadians from 18 countries, took their Oath of Citizenship at an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s citizenship ceremony. The event was hosted by students and staff at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy who went above and beyond make this an unforgettable experience for their guests. “Everyone was so excited … Continue reading “Father Michael McGivney welcomes 54 new Canadian citizens from 18 countries at citizenship ceremony”

Our Lady of Hope student to represent Canada on the world stage of dance

From Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, more than 250,000 dancers from around the world will compete at the International Dance Organization’s (IDO) World Show Dance Championships, also known as the “Olympics of Dance”, in Riesa, Germany. Joining the elites is none other than Ava Cassar, Grade 6 student from Our Lady of Hope Catholic Elementary … Continue reading “Our Lady of Hope student to represent Canada on the world stage of dance”

Our Lady of the Rosary kicks-off the Christmas season with holiday cheer

When the City of Vaughan requested Our Lady of the Rosary CES to help kick-off their 10th Annual Toy Drive in support of CP24’s Chum Christmas Wish, staff and students jumped on the opportunity to spread the holiday cheer to those in need. In preparation for the launch, students and staff transformed the school into … Continue reading “Our Lady of the Rosary kicks-off the Christmas season with holiday cheer”

YCDSB teams up with Jays Care Foundation to empower students with cognitive and physical disabilities through baseball

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and the Jays Care Foundation has teamed up to host the Challenger Baseball program in more than 20 YCDSB schools. The adaptive baseball program is designed to empower children and youth living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program provides athletes with the opportunity to learn and enhance … Continue reading “YCDSB teams up with Jays Care Foundation to empower students with cognitive and physical disabilities through baseball”

Holy Cross Catholic Academy teams up with Gown Girl to provide free dresses to students

Holy Cross Catholic Academy and Gown Girl, a non-profit organization, recently teamed up to provide students from across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), with more than 60 free, new and lightly worn dresses for all types of occasions – a first for YCDSB. When Amandalina Letterio, founder of Gown Girl, approached the school … Continue reading “Holy Cross Catholic Academy teams up with Gown Girl to provide free dresses to students”

Students and staff across York Catholic honoured Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

On Monday, Nov. 11, students and staff across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) paid tribute to Canadian veterans, and those who continue to serve, with special assemblies and activities that featured artwork installations, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, dramatic performances, and more. Cardinal Carter Catholic High School At Cardinal Carter Catholic High … Continue reading “Students and staff across York Catholic honoured Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day”

Former member of the Canadian Armed Forces turned teacher

He was known as Corporal Ricard amongst his colleagues in the army. Now, he is known as Mr. Ricard to his students at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School. With Remembrance Day fast approaching, Brian Ricard reflects on his time in the armed forces as he shares his experiences with eager students. “Remembrance Day to … Continue reading “Former member of the Canadian Armed Forces turned teacher”