The Henry G. Izatt Middle School team is excitedly preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. Working as a community and with our community are priorities for us. We align our authentic programs and projects with our pillars of “Humanity, Growth, Innovation and Sustainability”. Positive relationships with our students is critically important. Our students initiate global citizenship projects and are able to participate in an area of their passion. In the spring, after successful application for a number grants for the HGI community garden project and an established work crew comprised of students and staff, the HGI gardens were completed.
Flowers installed in the planters near the WRCC playground help to beautify our property. If you have an interest in gardening or just want to help out, there are many opportunities and a great need for your at the community centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can help out.
Recently, you may have noticed something new in front of the Whyte Ridge Community Centre at 170 Fleetwood Road. It is our new digital sign; replacing the old sign that has become such a familiar sight since 2007.
While it was great to have the old sign, it was difficult to change (especially in poor weather) and very limited in the message it could display. The new sign has an updated look with our new web page address and a full color LED display measuring 2 feet by 8 feet! The new sign will open a world of possibilities for communicating community events and news as well as advertising to help raise much needed funds for the community centre.
The new sign was entirely funded by the City of Winnipeg’s Land Dedication Grant. A big thank you to Councillor Marty Morantz for his assistance in procuring the funding. This sign is just the beginning of a whole host of big changes we hope to see at our community centre over the coming years including the construction of a gymnasium and expanded community centre, outdoor exercise equipment and further additions to the beautiful natural prairie, interpretive trail and butterfly garden which have already added so much to our facility. If you like the sound of these proposed changes, please get involved and volunteer your time to help make these plans a reality! For more information about volunteering, please visit our web site at http://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/members/volunteers/.
She seems so friendly and says Hi to everyone. You know something is not quite right, but may not be comfortable asking the parents, “What is your daughter’s disability?” Please ask us! We are always spreading knowledge and awareness of her condition. Evanjeline is 10 years old and has Williams Syndrome. What is that? We didn’t know either. Google it!
Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in 10,000 births. That puts the number of Williams Syndrome population for all of Manitoba at only 100 people. Rare indeed!
It is caused by a series of deleted genes on chromosome 7 and occurs equally in all genders and every culture. It is characterized by medical, physical, learning and social issues including cardiovascular disease, low tone, developmental delays, learning disabilities and an inability to read social cues. By contrast, it also often results in striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. Many Williams people have similar facial characteristics. A small face with a narrow chin, wide mouth, full lips, puffiness around the eyes, sunken nasal bridge, and small, widely spaced teeth.