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This year, to mark PI Day, Niton
School’s junior highs were Fun
encouraged to learn as many digits for Kids
as possible and recite them in one
try, with no errors, to earn a prize.
The top three winners were Gavin
Kerr (left), Gr. 7, reciting 100 digits;
ONLY RUNS IF Dakota Keats (right), Gr. 7, reciting
84 digits; and Richard Dow
(middle), Gr. 9, reciting 74 digits.

AN ARTICLE Bullying ends here

submitted by Bri Turner, Ecole Pine Each year, Jamie would smile and
Grove Middle School maintain his positive demeanor and
sprightly certainty that things would look
On Monday, March 16, Pine Grove up. Each year, things got worse. Jamie
Edson Playschool Association Middle School's grade 7 and 8 students was hospitalized on multiple occasions
for his injuries.
attended a heart-wrenching and thought-
When Jamie came out as gay, his
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS Registration Night provoking presentation by Tad Milmine. parents received the news with naught
Milmine began by sharing his personal
story of childhood abuse and subsequent
but love and respect; his peers, not so
CLUB NEWS April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm emotional trauma, compounded by the much. On October 14 , 2011, Jamie
Hubley ended his own life.
vicious verbal and physical attacks of
peers seeking to exploit perceived
Bullying can be a divisive issue.
4529-8th Ave, Playschool Classroom weakness. Legally defined, bullying is “repeated,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Little did these cruel children and teens persistent and aggressive behaviour
SPRING BREAK: What is your child doing over spring break? Why (Portable behind AH DAKIN School) know, the sensitive and shy boy they intended to cause fear, distress, or harm
not join the fun activities at the Club! Daily rate $35.00 ($30.00 targeted had, by seventeen years old, to another person's body, emotions, self-
for each additional child) open 8:00am-6:00pm, snacks and fun Register your child for the 2015/2016 playschool year spent more than half of his short life esteem or reputation.”
provided. Call to register and secure your spot!
locked in a basement by his stepmother. Opponents of anti-bullying legislation
KINDERCLUB: The Boys and Girls Club offers Kinderclub Classes run September 2015 through June 2016 offering: Tad's story is one of triumph—he and public movements have argued that
programming on all non-kindergarten days. The program is offered escaped his home and solicited the help seeking to end bullying is a fruitless
8:00am to 3:00 (with the opportunity to join the after-school of a government social work agency to endeavor. Others argue that by
program from 3:00pm to 6:00pm). The Club is starting to take Crafts Songs & Stories free him from his imprisoner. attempting to protect our young people,
registrations for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. We will be Eventually, he reveals that in his we are creating victims and weaklings.
offering kinderclub trial days in June for pre-kindergarten kids. Field Trips Physical activitiy thirties he finally summoned the self- However, when you hear the story of
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT The Club is excited to announce that Guest Speakers Peer-to-peer interactions confidence to pursue his lifelong dream how Jamie Hubley, then just entering
there is a Teen Drop-in program on Thursday nights from 6:30 to of becoming a police officer; Milmine is grade 7, was held down on the school bus
8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds that want to be now a first responder with the Calgary while students spat in his mouth and
part of the Club's programming one night a week. The program One day classes of 20 students Police Service. shoved batteries down his throat, how
will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth to get Two day classes of 20 students 2 Year Olds The presentation continued with can anyone not be ready to take a stand?
together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air-hockey, 4 Year Olds
floor hockey and of course food. If you or your business wants Fees: $720/year plus $200 fundraiser fee Fees: $380/year plus $150 fundraiser fee Milmine sharing the story of a kind, When youth across Canada are killing
more information or to become involved in this new project please Monday/Thursday AM: 8:45-11:15 Wednesday AM: 8:45-11:15 affable, and generous young man by the themselves to escape bullying, how can
call the Club at 780-723-7240 or email Monday/Thursday PM: 12:30-3:00 Wednesday PM: 12:30-3:00 name of Jamie Hubley. there be any question as to whether we
Tuesday/Friday AM: 8:45-11:15 Jamie is the kind of kid that anyone can must end the cycle of bullying?
PRINCESS AND SUPERHERO PARTY: This fundraiser is presented Tuesday/Friday PM: 12:30-3:00 admire. He's loyal, caring, and sees Near the conclusion of the presentation,
in partnership with Kinettes of Edson and it was a great success. positivity everywhere he looks. When, at Milmine reveals that he is gay. He uses
The Character volunteers were organized by KBND Cosplay, the
characters were a huge hit. Princesses got to meet, take pictures Built into the yearly fee if a refundable Parent Helper fee of $80 age 5, he decided on a whim that maybe his days off to travel the country, sharing
and dance the afternoon away with Merida, Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel, he'd like to be a figure skater, he pursued his and Jamie's stories, and imparting
Belle and our superheros got to duke it out with superman, his goal tirelessly with the help of a students with the opportunity to do their
batman, Flynn Rider and Kristoff. There was glitter tattoos, fairy Children age 3+ can register and begin classes throughout the year. supportive family. part in ending bullying.
godmother tent with your very own fortune, craft table, balloons Please contact Amanda at (780)-723-4430 for more information. As he honed his athletic talents and Bullying is a real threat in our country
by Captain Red, DJ dance and photo booth. excelled in the sport, his fellow students and our community, and it is upon all of
Thank you to ConocoPhillips, Bittner trucking, Simply Beautiful
Rentals, Wildens Services LTD, Tim Hortons, Trail Printing, *Non-refundable $25.00 registration fee required. began to mock him. After all, he's a boy: u s t o t a k e u p M i l m i n e ' s
Photographer Mike Dykstra, DJ Chrissie Handford, Celebrations, shouldn't he be playing hockey? The message—bullying ends here. Pine
Bevan Family, The Eagle, Yellowhead Florist, Rons Outdoors and bullying only escalated as time went Grove Middle School is ready to be a part
Jensens Clothing. WITH 40 YEARS OF COMMITMENT INVESTED IN EDSON’S YOUTH on—he was beaten and degraded with of the solution.
A big thanks to the many volunteers that help to make this homophobic slurs and other insults.
magical afternoon happen!
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A good place to be Clark Randall, three, attends preschool in Katie Wood, three, attends preschool in Peers.
Peers. Clark couldn’t decide if he liked
She got to wear a helper star for helping out in
723-7240 yellow or blue the best. Clark said, “I like the classroom. Katie said, “Purple and white to eat everything. I love spaghetti and I like are my favorite colors. I like to eat cheese
to eat onions, no not onions I mean sandwiches. We have two dogs (Candy and

Proud Sponsor of the peppers. I have two dogs, sometimes they Diesel), they are small dongs. I don’t got girls,
can come inside, but they were just
I got a boy and his name is Justin, he is
Edson Boys & Girls Club sprayed by a skunk and they smell bad.” younger than me.”

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