By: Emma Johnston “Why do we work?” my dad asked me this the other day as I sat drinking a tea in his dining room and jabbering on about my busy schedule and my never ending to do list. An array of answers came to mind. I work so I […]

Play like a Pirate

There’s a popular television show where one of the main characters accepts challenges that weren’t necessarily proposed. He hears the glimmer of doubt or a shred of competition in the voice of any other character and he readily “Accepts the Challenge.” This is just a funny piece of comedic acting, […]

Challenge Accepted

Since 2004, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School has been running their Gingerbread House Program. This event was initiated thirteen years ago, by now retired teacher Diana Sysiuk. She brought the idea from her previous school and was impressed with how well the students and staff of Blessed Sacrament responded. The […]

Building Edible House

By: Emma Johnston The other day my daughter sat me down for a little chat. She was quite disappointed with my role as home decorator as I had neglected to get the outdoor Christmas lights up in a timely manner. She frowned, she may have stomped her foot, her general […]

Better Call Grandpa

We all know about Mrs. Claus. That faithful partner of Santa. The one, somewhat pushed to the side in stories and songs, who for many, has very little role than the handy side kick of the famous toy giver. I knew Mrs. Claus, and, as a child she was more […]

Not the What but the Who

By: Emma Johnston This past summer I had the brilliant idea that I should coach soccer. I’ve coached t-ball and taught swimming, but soccer was a new adventure. When I heard they were looking for coaches, something pricked my conscience and without a second thought, I signed my name on […]

Dandelion Days

By: Emma Johnston As I was growing up I had three younger brothers who played hockey, this means I have spent many, many hours of my life at arenas. By the time I was 16 I was a pro at dressing little children in hockey gear and tying skates and […]

One Day Better

Editorial from Nov 9 2017I remember the surge of energy that washed over me as I entered through the doors of BDHS on my first day of grade nine. The school was virtually pulsing with energy and hormones and I was awed by the enormity of the building and the […]

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