Year in Review – January to March

Take a last look back at the highlights of the community in the first six months of 2011.

PARKSIDE STUDENTS and staff chant “Be a buddy

January

Erin Billson, who had neurosurgery at BC Children’s Hospital, makes her 7th birthday party a way to say thanks by asking for donations to the hospital instead of presents – she raises $735 that day. The grand total rises to $850, thanks to a donation from friends.

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The Art in Motion (AIM) dancers, parents and supporters raise more than $600 for the Terrace Churches Food Bank as their way to pay it forward and also donate seven large boxes of non-perishable goods.

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Little Maëlle Lennert surprises her parents six days early at 7:34 p.m. Jan. 1, weighing in at seven pounds and four-and-a-half ounces, to be the city’s first baby of 2011.

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Skeena Junior Secondary students have a successful year as 52 per cent of them make the honour roll with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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Local artist Barbara Highe is remembered in a Terrace Art Gallery exhibition.  In the 1970s, when the city added a new addition to the library, Barbara asked for an enlarged basement to make room for a larger gallery.

February

Suwilaawks Community School students get a cultural bonus this year under the instruction of Belinda Johnston, an exchange teacher from Australia. The Grade 6 and 7 class says goodbye to teacher Tina Radlete, who makes her way down under to teach in Johnston’s home of Brisbane, Australia.

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Parkside secondary school starts providing breakfast to students every day in conjunction with Breakfast Clubs of Canada. To qualify for the program, the school had to have, among other things, students in low income areas not receiving food regularly in the morning, and students who need a safe place to go before school starts.

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Angela Parmar, 37, daughter of Nirmal and Rani Parmar, returns to her teaching job at the BC Canadian International School in Cairo, Egypt after president Hosni Mubarak steps down when protestors take to the streets over corruption, oppression and economic hardship. Parmar spent one week in France and one week in England after leaving Egypt.

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Uplands Elementary student Emily Patricia Barron wins the Provincial Junior Poem category in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poem, Poster, Essay contest.

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A two-week trip to Ethiopia to repair a school and share her faith proves more inspiring than Indhu Mathew imagined. She stays in an orphanage in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and spends time with 19 children who came there after getting off the streets.

March

“BE A buddy, not a bully” echoes through the streets as Parkside students walk to the school board office as part of Pink Shirt Day, also called Anti-Bullying Day.

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“A Little Town Site, A Big Celebration” kicks off its year of events to celebrate the 100th year of the Terrace town site plan with displays of old photos, artifacts and stories about the early pioneers.

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Terrace Search and Rescue is one of the first in the north to get a RECCO Avalanche Rescue System, a device that sends out a signal picked up by reflectors on many brands of ski clothes and equipment that’s echoed back and can find a person buried under an avalanche within a couple metres.

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Caledonia Senior Secondary’s physics club wins a bronze medal and eighth place overall at the Physics Olympics. Students David Bell-Brown, Mitchell Grypstra, Nolan Weibe and Selena Kunar win the medal for their ceiling-suspended device to drive a golf ball into a sand pit in a game of gravity golf.

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A record number of students, 72, take part in the Northwest Science and Innovation Society Science Fair with 44 separate projects at Veritas School.

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Nass Valley residents, Katerina Stewart, Tyrel Janzen and Erwin Alexander serve the country in the navy on missions overseas.

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