Over 800 people gathered together at the Chan Centre for this year’s Celebration of Community on December 14. Each year, we begin the holiday season with this festive event, which invites our community to share in the gifts and talents of our students.
We were welcomed this year by our Strings Club who performed beautifully in the foyer of the Chan Centre as everyone arrived. It was also a delight to hear the girls joined by Senior Math Teacher, Whitney Black and our Coordinator of Outdoor Education and Risk Management, Robin Friesen.
Our Junior School performed an enthusiastic tribute to Canada’s history in the lead up to our 150th anniversary. Some highlights of the performances included Grades 5 & 6 performing “Vive la Canadienne”, Grades 1 & 2 performing “Donkey Riding”, Grades 3 & 4 performing “Old Grandma”and the Grade 7 Choir performing “When I Grow Up” from Matilda the Musical.
Interspersed throughout the afternoon of performances were sing-a-long carols, a multi-lingual reading of “Le Petit Prince” by our French Heads, Rainy (Gr. 12), Ariana (Gr. 11) and Kennedy (Gr. 11), as well as a fun-filled presentation by our Sr. Improv Drama group.
Thank you to our Senior Concert Band and our senior vocal ensembles for their energetic performances. Highlights included Una Voce (Chorista/Ragazza) singing “Home for the Holidays” and Chorista singing “Best Day of My Life”.
A special thanks to Leith Wheeler Investments for sponsoring this event for the 17th year in a row. We truly appreciate their commitment to York House as well as the broader community. This year, over $1,700 were raised in donations from those who attended the concert for the Quest Outreach Society.
The impressive venue, carol singing, and festive atmosphere continue to make for a wonderful holiday tradition. Watch highlights below: