Did you know that turning down the thermostat by three degrees can make a big difference in fighting climate change?
This is the idea behind National Sweater Day. The senior school participated by wearing their craziest and most colorful sweaters with their kilts. Wearing a sweater is a symbolic gesture of support for rethinking our energy use and using energy in more conservative way.
About half of Canada’s ecological footprint is the result of carbon emissions from transportation, heating and electricity, all of which contribute to climate change. One of the ways to take action on our carbon footprint means being more efficient about our energy consumption.
If every Canadian turned down the thermostat in the winter, we could save 2.2 megatons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s like taking 350,000 cars off the road!
Kudos to all the House Captains and the following Grade 8 and 9 students who helped organize this event: Laura, Coco, Silvia, Laurin and Marisa.
This year YHS’s annual talent show featured performances from students from York House, Crofton House, Saint George’s and West Point Grey.
It was a great turn out; many friends and family of the performers came out to see the magnificent show! All of the performers were spectacular and showcased that they really did have talent. The top three acts of the night won cash prizes. Third prize received $50, second prize received $100 and first prize received $200.
Here are the evening’s results:
There was a tie for third prize between two groups of girls from YHS:
Olivia (12) & Samantha (8) and Alice (12) Carmalita (11) & Katie (12).
The second prize went to the beautiful and talented singer Valerie from WPGA.
Lastly, the first prize winner was Austin from STG who shared his self-written rap piece with the audience.
A big thank you to our judges Ms. Boteju, Mr. Brown, Ms. Marti and Mr. Superina for helping pick our winners.
It was an amazing night and congratulations to all of our contestants who shared their talent with us. It was a real treat!