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Our Partners 

Here are some amazing partners who work with SPUD in all our locations. In the past year we are proud to have helped to raise $45,000 to support our partners.

If you are interested in partnering with SPUD please contact us.

You can support fundraisers active in your area by going to SPUD.ca/fundraising or SPUD.ca/spudcards.

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SPUD Bin Drive Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver facilitates life-changing mentoring relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential.

In our fast paced world, children need stable positive influences more than ever. When our children are emotionally, socially and physically healthy, everyone in the community benefits. Having an additional caring adult in a child’s life can curb issues like bullying and crime, so that children can grow into more resilient, more giving, and more compassionate adults. But not every child is lucky enough to have a mentor. Your support of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver can change that. Big Brothers is committed to building strong friendships because healthy relationships create long-lasting change. Together, let’s strengthen our communities, one child at a time.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

1UP Single Parent Resource Centre

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Each year through our school supplies drive 1Up provides free, grade-specific back packs fully stocked with supplies to over 150 children of our single parent members.

We know that back-to-school ought to bring excitement and eager anticipation to families, but for our single parent members working hard to stretch their dollars and meet their children’s needs, thoughts of approaching September and the expense it represents can simply mean a lot of extra stress. Every parent wants their child to be able to look forward to heading back to the classroom, to feel prepared, and to be optimistic about the new educational and social experiences that lay ahead of them. But a backpack full of supplies can cost nearly $100, and that just scrapes the surface of September expenses; gym clothes, shoes, transportation, club and field trip costs – it can all add up to a big pile of anxiety for a single parent on a tight budget. And imagine that multiplied by 3, 4 or 5 kids, as some of our members have!

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1Up Single Parent Resource Centre

Closer to Home Community Services

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Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a charitable organization in Calgary that envisions a future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure.

Supporting over 1,500 children and parents annually, Closer to Home empowers families to stay together every day. Working tirelessly to ensure every child has a place to call home, Closer to Home is a leader in providing specialized services for families at risk of being separated or experiencing a crisis.

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Closer to Home Community Services

Tools for School

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Kids need the tools to succeed.

In some areas of Alberta, as many as 80% of students need backpacks filled with school supplies. Tools for School aims to reduce this barrier holding children and youth back from successful learning and participation in school.

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Tools for School

Vancouver Fundraising Partners

Arts Umbrella Dance Company

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Vancouver’s best young dancers.

Sophisticated, dedicated, and inspired. The Arts Umbrella Dance Company is a Vancouver, Canada based pre-professional repertory company. The company includes seniors and apprentice ensembles that train, rehearse, and perform new, innovative works by some of North America and Europe’s leading choreographers.

Learn more and get involved here.

Arts Umbrella Dance Company

Little People Preschool

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Little People is a hands on learning environment.

Here we play to learn and learn through play. In surroundings that are bright and colourful, areas are set up to encourage all types of play. We are a busy and active group, questions are asked and we are always there to answer. Our school encourages each individual to grow and become aware of others. Emphasis is placed on being considerate and learning that each child has an important place in the group. We promote and expand on children’s self awareness, self confidence, inquisitiveness, socialization, and fitness. Together the parents and teacher are a team that is always there for the children.

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Little People Preschool

Laura Secord Elementary School

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Laura Secord has been serving the needs of its community for over 100 years.

The school has an active parent community that works to enhance the educational experience for students through a variety of activities and programs that have included monthly hot lunch, Welcome pot-luck, Halloween pumpkin patch, English and French Movie nights, Holiday sing along, French and English book fairs, Earth Day programming, Soccer tournament,  and Carnival. The parents also assist in funding field trips, grade 7 camp, Quebec exchange, special purchases, and in school programs.

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Laura Secord Elementary PAC

Argyle Music

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Argyle Music offers large range of programs to students who are eager to learn.

Our purpose is to provide fundraising opportunities that support the music program here at Argyle. This includes providing opportunities for students to be able to finance musical experiences, for helping to attend workshops, local and international tours, and for scholarships for graduating students. This is in addition to proving financial assistance by way of bursaries to students who would otherwise not be able to participate in some of the musical experiences available. This is an organization of teachers, parents and students. This fabulous Music program relies on the support of everyone in the community so the teachers can focus on teaching yet providing enriched experience for all students in the program.

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Argyle Music Association

 

Squamish Waldorf School

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Education for Life

Squamish Waldorf School is a premier pre-K to Grade 8 Waldorf school providing a holistic education that addresses the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of the child. The school develops confident, independent thinkers who have a strong social and environmental conscience and who respond to the world with compassion and creativity. The school community honours the child, fosters harmonious relationships and celebrates the wonder of life.

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Squamish Waldorf School

Squamish Montessori School

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Discover the joy of learning.

Our school is committed to meeting the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the child. Within the framework of Montessori principles and philosophy, the school’s goal is to provide each child the opportunity to develop to their full potential, in a safe, loving, and affirming environment.

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Squamish Montessori School

Vancouver Waldorf School

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At the Vancouver Waldorf School, students learn from an early age to engage in their own learning process.

The imaginative play and grace of the Kindergarten years evolves into an experience of meeting the beauty and complexity of the world with sensitivity and hope. This foundation leads to a rich academic high school experience that supports young people in realizing their full potential as students, as individuals, and as members of the human community.

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Vancouver Waldorf School

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

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To provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.

We:

  • Believe that each wild animal deserves our respect.
  • Provide care for wildlife in a socially responsible manner.
  • Keep animals wild and return them to their natural environment to live independently.
  • Help to prevent harm to wildlife and to protect wild animals in their natural environment.
  • Provide our workforce with a safe, respectful and fulfilling environment.
  • Act in an ethical and transparent manner.

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Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Beedie Cares

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Being involved in our surrounding communities is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good business.

At Beedie Development Group, corporate social responsibility is ingrained in our culture. This enduring ‘giving culture’ stems directly from our founder and CEO, Keith Beedie who maintains an unwavering commitment to giving back. Beedie|Cares encapsulates going beyond job creation by engaging with our local communities, forging lasting relationships and fostering a legacy that will remain long after a project or partnership has come to a close.

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Beedie Cares

Whistler Waldorf School

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Creating a Genuine Love for Learning

At the Whistler Waldorf School, students learn from an early age to engage in their own learning process. The imaginative play and grace of the early years evolves into an experience of meeting the beauty and complexity of the world with sensitivity and hope. This foundation leads to a rich academic experience that supports young men and women in realizing their full potential as students, as people, as members of the human community. A Waldorf education fosters socially-responsible, motivated self-starters who are resistant to peer pressure and respectful of others.

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Whistler Waldorf School

Fresh Air Learning

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Fresh Air Learning is a registered charity that connects children to nature through play, exploration, and hands-on creation and discovery.

We believe that children need lots of time to play outdoors. When we get to know our local places without the rush that we often feel in our day to day life, we form a connection to those places that is beautiful and deep. We currently work to bring nature connection programs to children ages 3 to 12 in the Metro Vancouver area, but our vision extends far beyond that, to a future in which children of all ages play, learn, and create freely in their neighbourhoods. We envision children and adults working together to connect with the places where they live, and we look forward to a future in which all forms of learning turn to natural places as some of a child’s most important teachers.

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Fresh Air Learning

Edith Cavell

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Staff, students and parents work together to set high personal expectations in all areas of student learning.

Goal-setting meetings occur early in the year as an important way to set the direction for the collaborative journey ahead. Each year, there are many opportunities for our students to plan, direct and take responsibility for their learning as they actively participate in and demonstrate their learning in opportunities such as Heritage and Science Fair and a variety of programs and activities to promote student leadership.

Cavell has a strong tradition of music opportunities for students. We currently have a strings program for students in Grades 5-7 and a large intermediate choir that performs within the school, in a variety of capacities, and often at the District Choral Festival.

Another strong tradition at Cavell is athletics. Extra-mural opportunities can include cross-country running, volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, track and field and ultimate Frisbee. Our intramural floor hockey tournament is a yearly tradition and there are often opportunities for students to participate in noon-hour sports or dance activities.

We have a dedicated and dynamic parent community that actively supports and contributes to the educational experience at Edith Cavell. This is evidenced by the large, active PAC and the numerous parents and family members who volunteer in various capacities within the school.

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Edith Cavell Elementary

Greenhorn Community Music Project

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The participants in the Greenhorn Community Music Project wish to build and sustain inter-generational equity through creative collaboration.

Greenhorn Community Music Project is an after-school workshop designed to meet the needs of new music learners. Creative elements currently include music, dance, costuming and other performance-based activities. The vision is to remove barriers that young and amateur musicians face so that they can more fully participate and co-develop local culture.

All collaborators and community participants will endeavour to assist young/amateur performers and professional musicians in developing a greater creative capacity through workshops and performances. The Greenhorn Community Music Project not only intends to foster creative engagement by the community but also to blur the line between performer and audience. We aim to explore creative collaboration across disciplines, cultures, generations, and skill levels while giving participants the tools and the confidence to more effectively collaborate. Through interactions with professional musicians, youth performers and amateur performers, we also hope to generate and perform a number of new compositions. The project also intends to initiate a cascade effect within the community, with people passing on learned skills to others, who do the same and thereby empower people to realize that they do not need to be ‘qualified’ or ‘special’ to create or participate in the generation of their own culture.

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Greenhorn Community Music Project

Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary

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Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a registered non-profit society whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of life for exotic birds.

Greyhaven actively promotes avian welfare and awareness in the community through educational seminars and presentations to local schools, colleges, clubs, and other organizations. Our goal to help people understand the level of devotion and commitment it takes to share one’s home with a companion bird.
No member of Greyhaven receives monetary remuneration, including its Board of Directors. Our organization is solely operated by volunteers who generously devote their valuable time to the well being of the birds that are under the care and protection of Greyhaven. We are strongly committed to the welfare of our birds, and dedicate each and every day to providing the highest level of care.
We rely entirely on donations and fundraising to defray costs. The challenge for Greyhaven is to find the resources to care for the ever-increasing number of birds entering its facility. Medical expenses, food, cages, toys and essential equipment are ongoing expenses.

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Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Victoria Fundraising Partners

Sooke Dance Studio

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Sooke Dance Studio brings the technique & discipline of dance with an emphasis on creativity & enjoyment!

Carole Cave has been providing Sooke with dance and performance opportunities for over 25 years. After teaching dance in various venues for several years, Carole opened Sooke Dance Studio in 2006 in the Evergreen Mall. Sooke Dance Studio provided a space for dance teachers to collaborate and share resources under one roof, bringing more dance styles and influences to the community. Our instructors work together to provide dancers with a positive growth experience beyond the physical benefits of dance. We strive to inspire team work, camaraderie, discipline, creativity, exposure to arts and culture. We offer annual year end shows and a biennial production of the “The Nutcracker in a Nutshell.

In the summer of 2013 Sooke Dance Studio burnt to the ground. With community support we re-established ourselves and are blessed to have found our new location. Our long term waterfront home has two studios, sprung dance floors, large change areas, two waiting rooms – and a bright future.

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Sooke Dance Studio Performance Company

Ecole North Oyster

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We welcome parent involvement in the school. We believe that when we work together we can provide successful educational experiences for students.

North Oyster School has served this community since 1891 when a one-room schoolhouse was built on land donated by Parker Williams, a pioneer and homesteader. A bigger school was constructed on the site in 1912 with materials and labour donated by Parker Williams and area settlers. During World War II, North Oyster became a community hall and army barracks but the school bells began ringing once again in 1949. In 1994, extensive renovation was needed in order to accommodate the growing population. Before construction began of the new North Oyster Elementary, a group of local residents, wishing to preserve the historic building, had it moved across the road onto land donated by Parker Williams’ grandson, Bert Gisbourne. The old school now serves as the North Oyster Community Centre.

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École North Oyster

Cilaire Cyclones

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Cilaire School is dedicated to strengthening Literacy and Numeracy skills in all students, while developing and promoting social responsibility.

Cilaire Elementary School is part of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District #68 located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Nanaimo is located on the sunny east coast of Vancouver Island (on the west coast of Canada).

The PAC at Cilaire is an active group of parents who meets monthly
to discuss issues affecting our children’s education. The principal
and members of staff also attend regularly, to exchange information
and to discuss changes, which can directly affect our children and
how our school functions. Fundraising is also a high priority for the PAC. Many items such as learning resources, library books, playground equipment, and
computer equipment have been donated by the PAC.

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Cilaire Elementary School

Westmont Montessori School

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Westmont Montessori School is a local community minded independent school committed to academic excellence in a caring, learning environment.

Our family oriented learning environment takes an individual approach to learning where students are challenged to be the best they can be from early primary through to their middle years. At the heart of the Montessori philosophy is the belief that each person is a unique individual with strengths to contribute to society. It is a method designed to engage a child’s natural curiosity within an environment that is specially prepared to maximize learning opportunities.

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Westmont Montessori School PAC

Selkirk Montessori School

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At Selkirk Montessori, preschool, elementary and middle school children learn at their own pace through guided exploration.

As a registered nonprofit organization, we offer competitively priced, caring, private school education for your child. As an established school in an exciting waterfront setting, we offer: the full B.C. curriculum to Grade 8; a Montessori-trained staff whose credentials exceed provincial standards; low student-teacher ratios; outstanding programs including Music and French; a beautiful school, bright and fresh, full of colour and light; a safe building – earthquake prepared, wheelchair accessible, and; a vibrant school community.

At Selkirk Montessori, preschool, elementary and middle school children learn at their own pace through guided exploration. Learning from their personal experiences, they own the knowledge they have gained. Independence, confidence, self-discipline and a love of learning are qualities that distinguish Montessori students. Students leave Selkirk Montessori with a secure foundation for successful transition to further studies.

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Selkirk Montessori

German Canadian Cultural Society Victoria Edelweiss Club

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The German Canadian Cultural Society (aka Victoria Edelweiss Club) was founded in 1970 to preserve the cultural practices of the German speaking immigrants of the Victoria area, and to help integrate them to the Canadian way of life.

The Harmony Choir was established as an independent choir in 1961, with 40 members and its founding conductor, Mrs. Gretl Adam. It held its practices in the Norwegian Hall, and focused on a repertoire of German folk songs and “Lieder”; at the same time, it kept up social traditions such as Fasching dances. Within a year of its founding, the Harmony Choir joined the North Pacific Singing Federation (Nord-Pazifischer Sängerbund), an alliance of German choirs in the U.S. and the Canadian Northwest that holds song festivals every two or three years. The federation celebrated it’s 100 year anniversary in 2001.

Victoria was the host city in 1967: the Harmony Choir did the honors that year, with a total of 200 singers and their guests participating. The Song Festival of the year 2001 was again held with great success in Victoria, this time with 500 singers and an enthusiastic following of close to 1000.

In 1971 the Harmony Choir joined the newly formed Victoria Edelweiss Club, thus becoming a sub-group of the club and adopting the name Edelweiss Harmony Choir. As such, the choir’s horizons widened as its members took part in all functions of the club, providing entertainment at Anniversaries, Mother’s Days, Christmas Concerts, and parties. The choir sings at hospitals, seniors homes, churches, and at the popular Folkfest of the Inter-Cultural Association.

The current Choir Director is Dr. Angelika Arend, whose passion for music is reflected by the choir’s lively and engaging performances. The choir’s piano accompanist is also a very talented musician. Membership in the choir has reached 50, and is supported by a small executive, chaired by the current choir president, Erika Waberski.

In 2006, a small group of children (ages 5-12) lent their voices to Harmony Choir concerts – these youngsters, under the gentle guidance of Dr. Arend, joyfully sang German folk songs!

New Choir members of all ages are welcome, please just come to one of the practices for information. Practices are held every Monday afternoon (September to June) from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Edelweiss Club in the Choir Loft (3rd Floor). The Choir performs at three regularly scheduled concerts in Fall, Christmas and Spring. For more information, contact Angie Morris at 250 721-0582.

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Victoria Harmony Choir

Calgary Fundraising Partners

Calgary Girls Choir

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The Calgary Girls Choir gives young women a voice and strives to increase the skill and knowledge of its women while instilling in them a passion for music. The Choir reflects diversity in its music, music that is world-class and constantly evaluated – “only the best is good enough”.

Since its founding in 1995 by Artistic Director Elaine Quilichini, the Calgary Girls Choir (CGC) has inspired girls and young women to meet the creative challenge of choral music performance. The CGC is recognized nationally and internationally for its dazzling performances and many accomplishments: first-place awards and major prizes at Canadian and international competitions; prestigious performances at the National Conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, ACCC Podium, and the Organization of American Kodály Educators; features on national television; premieres at the Banff Centre for the Arts; concerts with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Calgary Civic Symphony; and commissions of new works by Canadian and international composers.

Based on Kodály philosophy that views the human voice as the fundamental instrument for developing musicianship, ear, taste, and passion for music are cultivated. Strong vocal technique, beautiful tone, musical literacy and a love of singing are the musical goals of the program. Confidence, poise and friendships nurtured through a shared love of singing and accomplishment are personal goals that leave girls lives changed for the better.

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Calgary Girls Choir

Sea Lions - CWC

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To foster excellence in all levels of our competitive swimming program

The Sea Lions Swim Club is a competitive swim club which has been an active part of the Calgary Winter Club for over 40 years. The professional coaching staff and enthusiastic atmosphere of the Sea Lions Swim Club fosters continued excellence in maintaining high standards of competitive swimming.

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Sea Lions – Calgary Winter Club

William Aberhart High School

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Our role is to provide an environment which enables students to grow as caring, autonomous, lifelong learners, able and willing to participate effectively and responsibly in society.

William Aberhart High School is a comprehensive high school offering English, Spanish Bilingual and French Immersion programs located in the northwest community of Banff Trail, near the University of Calgary.

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William Aberhart HS

Escuela Canyon Meadows International Spanish Academy

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Spanning global communities, inspiring local minds.

At Escuela Canyon Meadows- International Spanish Academy we foster a vibrant, bilingual environment where students strive for personal excellence as confident, reflective, life-long learners and citizens.

At Escuela Canyon Meadows- International Spanish Academy we believe that optimal learning occurs in an inclusive, safe and engaging environment that celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity. Optimal learning engages students in authentic tasks that link meaningful experiences to themselves and the world. We believe that play, wonder and curiosity are required conditions to learn.

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Canyon Meadows School

Janet Johnstone School Better Together

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Our school community strives for excellence in learning within an inclusive environment.

We offer a Kindergarten to Grade 4 program in English and French Immersion. With input from parents and students, we have been able to establish foundational statements to carry our work forward. They have guided the decision-making aspects of the school.

Janet Johnstone School is located in the southwest community of Shawnessy, serving the communities of Shawnessy, Millrise and Shawnee Slopes (English). Students from the communities of Shawnessy, Millrise, Shawnee Slopes, Bridlewood, Somerset, Evergreen and Silverado attend our French Immersion program.

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Janet Johnstone School

With these hands, with this heart, with this mind, I can do anything.

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King George School aims to give children the opportunity to learn French in an authentic way by using the creative process of integrating various school projects.

  • Purposeful and intentional school-wide focus on character education and mindfulness.
  • Before/After school located in building.
  • Full internet access in all classrooms and a complete multi-media centre as well as 2 portable labs.
  • Music and French drama programs.
  • Daily physical education program, with alternative environment activities.
  • Student Voice grade 1 to 6 to allow for student input into appropriate school-wide decisions.
  • Youth in Action Group and clubs initiated by students.

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King George School

Explore Discover Imagine Captain John Palliser

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Explore, Discover, Imagine

We envision a school community which values, and respects diversity, human development and learning. Our work fully engages all students, honors individual strengths and interests, and provides meaningful, rich learning experiences.

Our mission as a school community is to educate students to develop into responsible citizens. We do this by working together to create a safe and respectful community where individual uniqueness is celebrated. We do this so that we become lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to society.

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Captain John Palliser School

Scenic Acres School - To see how high we can reach

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Inspiring children to see the possibility for learning throughout their lives.

Scenic Acres School is named after the community it resides in and opened August 30, 2001. It served the needs of Kindergarten to Grade 3 students until August of 2009 when it added Grade 4 students to its complement. The school consists of 8 classrooms, a library, and a gymnasium which was added in 2004. All students in the school receive music programming provided by a specialist, and daily physical education. Scenic Acres School also offers a Noon Supervision Services program for students in Grades 1-4. School Council and the Scenic Acres School Enhancement Society (SASES) supported the purchase of a new playground in 2003, and more recently SmartBoards and computers for each classroom, as well as two computer carts on wheels.

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Scenic Acres School

Branton Tiger

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Equality, respect, friendship, safety, accountability, and community.

Branton is a dynamic and energetic learning environment with an excellent reputation for success academically, athletically, within the performing arts, practical arts and, a rich and varied extracurricular experience. We as a staff are committed to total individual development and hope each year is a rewarding and successful one for our students.

Branton is a team of learners, leaders and friends where everyone counts. Through actions, words and attitudes, we will try to cooperate through honest and genuine communication. Everyone at Branton is bound by a code of rights and responsibilities called “Tiger Talk” which emphasizes: equality, respect, friendship, safety, accountability, community.

Our program includes an emphasis on performing and practical arts. We provide an emphasis on technology. The school is wired for Intranet/Internet, operates electronic cataloguing and retrieval in the library, and is integrating the use of technology into all instructional areas: performing arts includes band and drama; CTF courses include construction technologies design, foods, fashion, technical theatre, information processing, graphics, photography, and electronic publishing.

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Branton School

JDRF Improving Lives Curing Type 3 Diabetes

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For more than 40 years, JDRF has been a leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy.

For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.

But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing T1D – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.

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JDRF Canada

Tuscany School

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Success for each student, every day, no exceptions.

In order to promote personalized learning and support individual student needs, instruction is organized through a single grade, team-teaching approach to learning in kindergarten and grade one through three. We adopted the Circle of Courage Philosophy to support the positive development of community and school culture. In addition we reorganized the school into four Pod groupings, each one adopting one element of the Circle of Courage; Belonging, Independence, Mastery and Generosity to enhance this sense of community and to facilitate cross grade academic and social activities and opportunities.

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Tuscany School

La Coccinelle Preschool

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La Coccinelle is a structured program based on teaching, nurturing and balancing the “whole” child.

La Coccinelle is a French immersion preschool in Northwest Calgary, Alberta with programs for 3 to 5 year olds. Since 1981, this non-sectarian school has been run on a non-profit, co-operative basis by experienced teachers, a volunteer board and parent helpers. La Coccinelle offers a carefully planned program of learning experiences for children in both structured and unstructured activities that contribute to their physical, social and intellectual development. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace through free play, games, music, preschool activities and crafts. In this fun environment the students are introduced to the French language through a daily routine with a responsive teacher.

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La Coccinelle

Samuel Shaw Storm

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It is our belief that, if we listen to our students’ voices, while respecting and honouring their concerns and engaging them in relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory educational experiences, our students will be better prepared for the promise their futures hold.

The school is named after a remarkable Calgarian for whom the area of Shawnessy, Shawnee Slopes and Shaw Meadows in Fish Creek Park was named. His mill was located in Fish Creek Park. He was an innovator in Calgary having created the first phone line from his store in Midnapore to one in downtown Calgary. His pioneering spirit and innovation is a great example for our learning and working together at Samuel W. Shaw School.

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Samuel W. Shaw School

Campus Pre-School

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Learning Through Play

As children play, the teachers help them learn important social skills such as cooperation, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Letters, numbers and other academic skills are introduced through stories, finger-plays, action games, drama and art.

Established in 1965, Campus Pre-School is the longest running preschool in Calgary that is operated as a parent cooperative. Our teachers experience and genuine love of kids shows in the classroom. Literally hundreds of 3 and 4 year-olds have grown under the guidance of our teachers. As well, our teachers have university/college degrees in early childhood education and attend ongoing development workshops.

Campus Pre-School aims to provide the best possible community experience for young children and their families through its co-operative program, and assists in the total development of each child in a stimulating, play-based environment.

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Campus Pre-School

Edmonton Fundraising Partners

Caminitos Spanish Playschool

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To provide support to families who are attempting to raise their children to be proficient in both the Spanish and English language.

In 1999, three Edmonton families began searching for a playschool where their children could learn Spanish. In each of these families, there was at least one parent of Latin descent and the families felt strongly about preserving and passing on the Spanish language to their children. The families soon discovered that there were no Spanish-based pre-school programs in Edmonton. One of the parents, Mauricio Salejocame, suggested that they fill the void, and open up their own Spanish Bilingual playschool. The families agreed, and Caminitos Playschool was born.

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Caminitos Spanish Preschool

Highlands School

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Learning with respect, responsibility, pride.

Highlands School sets high standards for academics, safety and student well-being. Our learning environment is positive, caring and supportive of individual differences, allowing students to take risks in the pursuit of excellence. We offer the regular junior high program as well as Arts Core, Pre-Advanced Placement, Behaviour and Learning Assistance and, for Grades 8 and 9, Knowledge and Employability.

As a member of Partners for Kids, we partner with community organizations to support our students and families. Some students are involved with the Hockey Heroes program, and we offer breakfast and lunch programs. Our parent advisory council and the Highlands Parent and Alumni Association are very supportive and provide extras like laptop computers and interactive whiteboards for our classrooms.

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Highlands School Universal Nutrition Program

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“Through effective communication between community and school, we will promote high standards of academic achievement and foster a desire for life long learning.”

Through our commitment to excellence in public education, we strive to ensure all students become life-long learners, confident and capable of shaping their future and meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Keenooshayo

Donnan Dragons Logo

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Academics and athletics – excellence together.

Donnan School focuses on the combination of academics and sport as vehicles to create lifelong learners, ready to take on the challenges of our changing world. We promote health and physical literacy as well as academic excellence from early childhood through adolescence. We believe that physical and mental health is integrally related.

The name “Donnan” was chosen as the result of that student contest. Donnan School was named after John Donnan, a dairy farmer. The Donnan’s Queen Alexander Dairy covered 525 acres and included the present day areas of King Edward Park and Idylwylde. The barn stood on what is now the Shamrock Curling Club. The land on which the school is now located was donated to the city to be used for recreational purposes. Students have been attending Donnan School for over 50 years, with enrollments as high as 450 students in the late 1970s.

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Donnan Fundraising Society

Ecole Rio Terrace Schule School

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École Rio Terrace Schule encourages and empowers each student to be confident, creative and a responsible leader of the 21 century.

Every child is a unique individual and must be treated with respect. The purpose of education is to produce socially responsible citizens who strive for excellence. Students will be able to problem solve, locate and utilize information, appreciate the arts and physical health and develop acceptable character values. Rio Terrace is using Leader In Me(based on Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) as a framework to empower our students and give them leadership opportunities.

Innovative and dynamic teaching is expected and teachers are encouraged to continually grow. They know the curriculum, utilize multiple teaching strategies and resources, listen to and question students, allow individual and group work, integrate technology and hands-on activities and have good relationships with students, parents and colleagues. As a professional learning community, teachers collaborate with other professionals within and outside the school to improve their practice. We strive to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

We expect and encourage the role and responsibility of parents as partners in their child’s education. The support of our parents is essential to helping our students be successful!

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Rio Terrace School

Edmonton School of Ballet Since 1967 - Where Performance Becomes an Art.

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To provide each student with professional training which enhances their interest, talent and enthusiasm in reaching their fullest potential.

The Edmonton School of Ballet is the private business of Margaret Flynn, L.I.S.T.D. (Cecchetti Faculty). Mrs. Flynn founded the school in 1967 and is its Artistic Director. The School has been recognized for its excellence in training and guiding students towards a career in dance. Many graduates of the ESB have gone on to careers as professional dancers and teachers. Students in the Vimy Dance program who choose to add classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, musical theatre or flamenco may register through the Edmonton School of Ballet.

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Edmonton School of Ballet

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