By TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah
Olympic medalist empowers young women
On March 6, more than 300 girls from Grades 7 to 12 gathered for our annual Young Women on the Move event for International Women’s Day. The theme for this year’s event was Mirroring Me: Recognizing My Power. Each young woman had the opportunity to listen to our guest speaker, Canadian Olympic medalist Shelley-Ann Brown, who inspired the girls by sharing her story of channeling her inner power to achieve her goals. She challenged the girls to look inward and recognize the power they hold to be their best selves.
April 10 marked International Day of Pink, when Toronto District School Board staff and students wore pink in support of diversity and raised awareness to stop discrimination, gender-based bullying, homophobia and transphobia. The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity, it’s also a commitment to being open-minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.
Music camps for kids
Add to your child’s summer vacation with music camp. The TDSB offers band, strings and orchestral experiences for students from Grades 3 to 9 through three unique programs: Summer Sounds, DownTown Summer Strings and Toronto Summer Music Camps. Registration is now open. For more information please visit http://www.tdsbsummercamps.ca .
Adult summer classes
Registration for Learn4Life summer classes is now open. Meet people in your community by taking up a new hobby or learning a different language. Stay active by learning new dance moves or by reaching your fitness goals with yoga classes, tennis or golf. Gain knowledge on how to invest in the stock market or prepare your taxes. For more information, please visit www.learn4life.ca