STUDENTS CELEBRATE MSGR. MORRISON DAY WITH EVENTS IN PORT STANLEY 6/16/2017 7:12:45 AM
On Thursday, Monsignor Morrison Catholic School celebrated their 5th Annual Monsignor Morrison Day Parade. The theme of the day was 'Saluting the Miracle of Water,' as the students were taught about water as a blessing to Canadians. The 300 students began their day with a train ride to Port Stanley, followed by a parade to Port Stanley's Main Beach, where they witnessed water rituals by Native groups and learned from Maude Barlow, the International Water Champion and National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. The students enjoyed lunch at Mackie's and participated in a sand castle festival to conclude their day.
Barlow explains what she shared with the students.
Ashley Thornton, the School Council Chair at Monsignor Morrison, shares the relationship between water, the students and the Native people.
Many people know there is a global water crisis, but Canadians are not aware of the water crisis we have in our Great Lakes. Barlow encourages people not to waste water, to stay away from bottled water, to educate children about water's importance and to talk with elected officials about our concerns.