This year, Remembrance Day is on Sunday, November 11. In honor of the men and women who serve our country, BT has declared the week of Monday, November 5, to Friday, November 9, to be Remembrance Day Week. During Remembrance Day week, each day, at 11:00 a.m. over the P.A. System, staff and students will pause, be silent, as they listen to a brief biography of a person who served or serves in the Canadian Forces, as honoured in the book, Their Duty, Our Pride, by author Jean Miso. On Monday November 5, we will begin our Remembrance Day week listening to the song “A Pittance of Time” composed and sung by songwriter Terry Kelly, to remind us all of the importance, of the meaning of, the one minute of silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The book, Their Duty, Our Pride is in our school library. BT welcomes, Jean Miso, on Thursday, December 13.
The Canadian Forces is one of the finest, most professional armed forces in the world. Wherever our Canadian Forces go, they make a contribution to their community, to Canada and to troubled regions around the world. Canadians have felt pride during our successes and they have grieved the losses. Members of the Canadian Forces strive to do their duty with integrity, loyalty and courage to bring honour to Canada. Around the world, our Canadian Forces contribute to international peace and security, protecting the rights of civilians in need and project Canadian values, leadership and compassion. BT students will as is tradition, participate in the Royal Canadian Legion Annual Poster and Literacy Contest. The poster contest is open to students of all ages. The essay, poem and video contests are for students in the Junior and Intermediate Grades. On Friday, November 9, staff and students will receive a sticker poppy, from the Royal Canadian Legion. Staff and students, if possible, are asked to make a donation of a loonie or toonie, for their Poppy. On Monday, November 12, BT will welcome Private Iqbal Gill, who is a member of The Department of National Defense and Canadian Armed Forces Speaker’s Program, who will meet and speak with our students, in our library.