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The GC Huston Bimaadiziwin artists, with help from teacher Deb McKay, unveiled the most recent Bimaadiziwin door, “Anishnaabemowin Ojibwe” in front of the student body during a recent Spirit Day, May 25.

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There was plenty to celebrate during a recent Spirit assembly at Southampton’s GC Huston Public School as the Home of the Hawks unveiled their latest Bimaadiziwin door, “Anishnaabemowin Ojibwe,” created by the school’s Bimaadiziwin artists, May 25.

The Huston Hawks also welcomed a few guests to the assembly, Saugeen First Nation Chief Lester Anoquot, and Natasha Lubimiv and Madison Gregory of the Mino-Bimadsawin Health Centre, who presented the school with $6,000, proceeds from the August 2017 “Light Up Your Nation” Colour Run. To the students who had donned school colours blue and gold for the occasion, GC Huston Principal Dan Russell announced that the 2018 5k run will be held on Saturday, September 22.

The next guest to enter the gymnasium was Rotarian Peter Day of the Southampton Rotary Club, accompanied by a surprise guest, the newly named Bearama, the Rotary Winterama mascot. Day and Bearama presented GC Huston with $4,000 from their Winterama pledges and an extra $500 for having the most student involvement in Winterama 2018.

Students who participated in the Science and Heritage Fair were then honoured as well as members of the flag-football team; and Pow Wow dancers who will be performing in new regalia for the school’s June 8 Pow Wow. A GC Huston parent created new jingle dresses and six new fancy shawls in the school colours for 20 GC Huston dancers.

The Archery team, who “cleaned up” in recent competition, were awarded with trophies. Members included Maddy Sheehan, Finlay Hendry, Serena McKenzie, and Corbin Glover. Huston Hawk Jack Bennett was awarded the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Award for his Science Fair project with Principal Dan Russell admitting that they would have to build a new display case for all the new, tall trophies.


The GC Huston Bimaadiziwin artists, May 25.


The August 2017 Light Up Your Nation Colour Run raised $6,000 towards G.C. Huston playground equipment with Princiipal Dan Russell accepting the donation from Saugeen First Nation Chief Lester Anoquot, Madison Gregory and Natasha Lubimiv of the Mino-Bimaadiziwin Health Centre in Saugeen First Nation, May 25.


Rotarian Peter Day (right) with help from Bearama presented $4,500 to GC Huston Principal Dan Russell May 25, part of the proceeds from February’s Rotary Winterama.


Many GC Huston students were excited to see Bearama.


GC Huston student Jack Bennett won the Saugeen Valley Conservation Award during a winter Science Fair and was presented with a plaque and a trophy at the May 25 Spirit assembly.


New regalia was created by a GC Huston parent for the 20 GC Huston Pow Wow dancers who will be dancing at the school June 8.


Maddy Sheehan, Finlay Hendry, and Serena McKenzie (absent Corbin Glover) received the highest marks in the recent Archery tournaments.


GC Huston's latest Bimaadiziwin door, “Anishnaabemowin Ojibwe”, was revealed at the school's Spirit Day assembly, May 25. 


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