Black History Month Announcement!
Viola Desmond was born on July 6, 1914, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On November 8, 1946 she refused to move in a New Glasgow movie theatre and police officers put her in jail over night. She paid a $20.00 fine and returned to Halifax. In 1947 she filed an appeal with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and lost. Her conviction for defrauding the government of one cent remained on her record. In 1954 Nova Scotia dismantled it’s segregation laws. In 1965 Ms. Desmond died at age 50 while visiting New York City. In 2010 she received a posthumous pardon, the first in Canada, and a formal apology was granted to her family for her efforts to stand up for human rights. In 2012 Canada Post issued a stamp in her honour.
Listen up Danforth girls! Have you ever thought of taking a women’s self defence course? Are you interested in learning both physical and verbal self-defence techniques? Do you want to be able to break a wooden board with your bare hands? If so, join us today, in the Dance Studio, Room A19, at 3:15 p.m. for Wen Do classes. Classes are open to all girls at Danforth! Can’t wait to see you there! J. Vetsis
The Intramural Ball Hockey schedule is now posted outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office. All students that signed up should check it. Games start on Thursday. T. Beardwood
A reminder of tonight’s rehearsal for “The Odd Couple” after school in the Drama Studio, Room B65. All cast members are required, although some may be able to leave early. P. McAlpine