“The Day the Internet Died”

Congratulations to our cast and crew of The Day the Internet Died by Ian McWethy and Jason Pizzarello. This year’s York House production has been so much fun to produce. Not a single rehearsal went by without me laughing from my seat — at the hilarious characters and dialogue delivered so well by our excellent actors, the relatable storyline and the sheer, and the undeniable truth of today’s society: that we are highly dependent on the internet.

Our talented cast and crew from Grades 8 to 12, including a Grade 10 student from Saint George’s, displayed amazing leadership skills and initiative throughout the rehearsal period, executing almost all aspects of the production themselves. From blocking their scenes and learning lines; to designing lighting, costumes, set pieces, props and projections; to directing; to set transitions, these students have worked hard together to bring you a fun, relatable, and professional production — despite the fact that we lost over nine hours of rehearsal time due to the snow and a power outage! In fact, they also worked together to write two additional scenes for the show, which were a huge success with the audience. 

I would like to thank the following people for their help in getting this play up and running: 

Mr. Stan Figaj for building us the fabulous set pieces; Mr. Hayden Guy for coordinating the tech booth and teaching the tech club students how to operate the lighting, sound and projections themselves; Mr. Jonathan Lee for his wonderful photography which was displayed in both the foyer and on the set pieces; all the teachers who helped out decorating the set pieces and with Front of House duties; and finally, Mr. Mathew Chyzyk, for being my right-hand man at every rehearsal. I couldn’t have done it without all of them. 

We hope The Day the Internet Died made you laugh, learn, and maybe question your own internet usage along the way! Thank you for your support of yet another YHS production, and we look forward to seeing you in the audience again next year for a musical (title to be confirmed!)

Ms. Keira Louis
Director/Drama Teacher


Meet the 2022-23 Annual Giving Committee

Annual Giving Committee Members 2022-23
Left to Right: Viola Zhu, Tracy Ji, Helen Shen, Jennifer Sirounis, Shannon Chung (co-chair), Monica Li

Every year, a dedicated group of volunteers partner with the Advancement team to help increase community participation in the Annual Giving Campaign.

The Annual Giving committee plays a key role in building energy and support for the campaign. Throughout the year they give their time to connect with our families and share information about the positive impact of donations to the school. Activities include taking part in phone-a-thons and volunteering at our annual YHS Day of Giving — this year taking place on May 25 (save the date!).

We are extremely grateful to our enthusiastic parent volunteers for supporting our goal of 100% participation and raising funds for important equipment, resources, and programming that benefits every York House student.

If you have yet to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign, please consider supporting us online through yorkhouse.ca/donate — every gift makes a difference! If you have already made a donation this year — thank you for your generosity!

Are you interested in joining the Annual Giving Committee? Questions about the Annual Giving Campaign? Please reach out to Daphne Ho, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Officer, at dho@yorkhouse.ca.

Annual Giving Committee Members:

Behnaz Alijani, Ed Barnes, Shannon Chung (co-chair), Tommy He, Tracy Ji, Monica Li, Lynette Ng, Dean O’Leary, Matthew Philips, Jasmine Sethi, Helen Shen, Phoenix Shih (co-chair), Jennifer Sirounis, Mandy Wang,  Alicia Winter, Danielle Wu, Yoga Yu, Sabrina Zhang, Viola Zhu, and Zena Zou.

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