Legion Hosts Annual Public Speaking Contest

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On Sunday, February 11th, the Royal Canadian Legion in Millbrook hosted the annual Youth Education Public Speaking Contest. Participants were invited from all local elementary schools, and three entrants joined each of the two age categories, all from North Cavan Public School and presented their speeches in front of an … Continue reading

Funfolk Celebrates 10 Years of March Break Theatrics

Funfolk Celebrates 10 Years of March Break Theatrics
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After months of preparation, there is only one more rehearsal until the costumes come on at Funfolks Theatrical.  Participants are eager for the arrival of March break, and it’s not because they want to catch up on sleep or get more screen time on their favourite device.  These young people … Continue reading

Minor Ball Hockey League Launches Second Season

Minor Ball Hockey League Launches Second Season
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As the end of the local ice hockey season draws near, hockey enthusiasts can find solace in the knowledge that its warm-weather equivalent will be starting soon to fill the void. Players can ditch their hockey skates and don some sneakers for a warmer hockey experience in the Millbrook arena … Continue reading

Local Students Embrace Kindness During Pink Shirt Day

Local Students Embrace Kindness During Pink Shirt Day
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Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear a pink, blue or purple shirt to symbolise a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada and is celebrated on various dates around the world.  It takes aim particularly at online bullying, which takes many shapes, such as harassment, spreading … Continue reading

New Early Years Program Funding for Millbrook

New Early Years Program Funding for Millbrook
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Last week, the Millbrook Family Centre which operates out of the Old Millbrook School received unexpected good news.  They learned that their precarious financial position was about to enjoy dramatic improvement, thanks to funding provided by the provincial and federal governments.    The organization’s activities are sustained through funds generated … Continue reading

The New Face of our Community Libraries – Electronic Access

The New Face of our Community Libraries – Electronic Access
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In this information age, our libraries have kept pace and have even surpassed what many of us believe them to be. This often underutilized community resource has expanded into so more areas, thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the internet. And your library … Continue reading

Come Celebrate Family Day at the Millbrook Family Centre Feb. 19

Come Celebrate Family Day at the Millbrook Family Centre Feb. 19
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The Old Millbrook School Family Centre will be hosting Family Day celebrations this year on Monday, February 19 at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be lots of fun activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy both in the great outdoors, as … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club – Winter Session is Beginning

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The Millbrook Figure Skating Club has had a busy fall session. New and returning skaters have worked hard to develop their skills. Advanced CanSkate and Star Skaters dazzled the audience with solo performances during the Club’s Stars on Ice Show, December 1. The show was followed by the Club’s annual … Continue reading

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life

Local Kindergarten Teachers Bring Indigenous People Curriculum to Life
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The spirit of Truth and Reconciliation is taking root in our schools. After a few weeks of discussions around First Nations, Millbrook South Cavan Kindergarten teachers Tracy Parker and Andrea Read brought their curriculum to life at the end of November.  After fielding questions in this study unit, the educators … Continue reading

The Millbrook South Cavan Newspaper Club is Up and Running Again

The Millbrook South Cavan Newspaper Club is Up and Running Again
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As you may have noticed in the last edition of the paper, we have students from Millbrook South Cavan writing again for the Millbrook Times.  Under the supervision of Kindergarten teacher Wilma Armstrong, students in the newspaper club meet once every five school days to work on their submissions.  Members … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy
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Toddlers and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on November 20th for the start of the 4th year of Music and Movement.  This intergenerational outreach program is operated by volunteers with the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. Retired school teacher Nancy Robinson brought her bag of tricks … Continue reading

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students

Character-Building Assembly for North Cavan Students
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Last month, North Cavan students were told they could all be champions in an entertaining presentation called the NED show.  This character education program is delivered to elementary students and centers around a cardboard cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your … Continue reading

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer
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What do Ken Dryden and Gordon Stringer have in common? They both want action to help prevent concussion injuries in all Canadians who engage in sports. As Ken Dryden puts it, they want a “game change.” Both are moved by tragedies – in the case of Ken Dryden, his recently … Continue reading

Boosting Veggies and Fruit with Kids – Doing it Together!

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Are you and your family getting enough veggies and fruit? Does the thought of encouraging kids to eat vegetables and fruit make your heart rate go up? Meal and snack times can sometimes feel stressful for parents and caregivers. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough has tips and tricks for you, … Continue reading