Bishop Alexander Carter is participating in Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellowfish Road Program to educate and remind our community about their responsibility to reduce storm-water pollution.
Bishop students are taking a stand and becoming leaders in the community by informing people in the Valley about the pollution that enters our local bodies of water through the storm drains.
The students have painted yellow fish beside the storm drains near their school with the message “rainwater Only”. This is to remind community members of their responsibility to reduce storm water pollution which is one of the largest sources of freshwater pollution. People often forget that water from their drive-ways, yards and sidewalks, are washed into storm drains and re-enter our rivers, streams and creeks. This means that any chemicals used or spilled make their way to local fishing holes, beaches, well systems, etc. Students also hung yellow fish-shaped brochures on doors in the neighbourhood to better inform the public of these issues.
The City of Greater Sudbury also warns that an influx of water drainage from our residential homes may lead to flooding due to the fact that the storm drain system was never meant to filter out any hazardous chemicals/materials that homes may be washing down their drains. For the protection of all, household waste must be properly drained into the City’s Sewage system.
On Wednesday, May 7th, students and staff at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School joined with Catholic Schools across the province to celebrate the Eucharist. What made this celebration even more vibrant was that students from St. Charles College, Marymount Academy and Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School were also part of the celebration. The theme of Catholic Education Week this year is “Serving in the love of Christ” and in his homily, Fr. Jim Hutton, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, reminded the students and staff of the importance of serving as Jesus did, to not count the cost and to not look for notoriety as we serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. A special message from Pope Francis was also ready to the students as he had sent a letter to be read to all of the Catholic students in Ontario during Catholic Education Week.
Bradford Bourque and Scott Istvandi, two grade 11 students in teacher Steve Facchini’s Specialist High Skills Major ICT program at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, were announced the winners of the “Belanger Ford’s Filming for Funds!” contest at the Belanger Lincoln Ford Centre LTD Grand Opening on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 in Chelmsford. As entries for the contest, schools from around Greater Sudbury submitted 30-second videos intended to promote Belanger Ford in a unique an creative way. Bradford and Scott’s winning video featured a Ford truck that could bark, growl, and wag its antenna. As the prize, Bishop Carter received a cheque for $3000 towards promoting and improving creativity within the school, as well as a $500 celebratory lunch party. Much of the winnings will go towards enhancing the new 3D Game Development section of the SHSM program.
“Creativity does not have limits in my class.” says Facchini. “I teach my students everything: video, sound, special effects, 2D graphics, photography, 3D graphics and animation, web development, 3D game programming. If my students want to make a truck behave like a dog, then there would be nothing stopping them. Brad and Scott’s video is definitely proof of that. I’m extremely proud of their awesome work. And I definitely thank Belanger Ford for providing us with this amazing opportunity.”
The St. Benedicts Robotics team is hosting an event at Dynamic Earth this Saturday – May 3. We will be demonstrating the robot, in conjunction with Sudbury Youth Rocks Band, as part of National Youth Arts Week. This event will be streamed live across Canada, which is really exciting!
NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS WEEK: ROCK N’ ROBOTICS EVENT
National Youth Arts Week from May 1-7, 2014 provides an opportunity for young people across Canada to create a celebration of youth led events showcasing their talents, expressing and exchanging ideas, getting excited about the arts and celebrating their positive contribution to their communities and to Canada. From St. John’s, NFLD, to Vancouver, BC, and everywhere in between!
For the first time, Sudbury will be hosting their own events throughout the week. A highlight will be “Rock n’ Robotics”, an exciting event that will combine a rock band with mechanical robots and professional stilt walkers. It will be a great opportunity to witness the hard work of these youth led/engaged activities from the Sudbury Youth Rocks Band, RoBenedicts Robotics Team from First Robotics Canada, and the Myths and Mirrors’ Kazzzam Stilt Walking Performers.
May 3, 2014
10am – 12pm
Atlas Copco Theatre, Dynamic Earth
See attached poster and media document for more details.
Look forward to seeing you there!