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s CHOOL Pine Grove School planning

Times Walk-A-Thon

‘One of two of the school's
major fundraisers...”

École Pine Grove Middle School is planning
a Walk-A-Thon for Thursday September 29th.
It is one of two of the school's major
fundraisers with prizes given to students who
collect the most.
Some of the top prizes include a Mountain
Bike, a Toronto Blue Jays jersey and a Team
Canada jersey. “It's a tradition in our school
and most of the money raised will support
Active Living activities,” said Mr. Keating,
Vice Principal.
A portion of the money raised will be
donated to the Terry Fox Foundation and the
Run of Hope.

Noah Ali and Braden Oishi both
grade 6 students at Ecole Pine
Grove Middle School standing
amongst the prizes to be given to
top fundraisers for the school’s
upcoming Walk-A-Thon.

Rehearsals begin for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at HRH

The Holy Redeemer Drama Department is excited to be presenting this year's main stage production, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The show will take to
the stage from November 30 to December 3. Here, members of the cast are excited to begin rehearsals. (left to right) Morgan Steffler (Charlie Bucket), Quinn
Larder (Willy Wonka), Ashlynn Martin (Ms. Teavee), Ethan Handford (Willy Wonka), Carissa Simmons (Violet Beauregarde), Maddy Kinzie (Mrs.
Beaurgegarde), Jayna Fedorak (Charlie Bucket), Ava Simmons (Veruca Salt), Austin Frazer (Grandpa Joe), Kaitlyn Krebs (Mrs. Gloop), Dakota Morton (Mr.
Salt), Ethan Toner (Augustus Gloop), and Rhett Bourque (Mike Teavee).
Each year, audiences anxiously wait for the veterans are Ethan Handford and Quinn Larder and crew of the show. Two such young stars include
annual Holy Redeemer production to hit the stage. who will both take on the larger than life character Rhett Bourque and Ethan Toner who will play two
And this past week they got one step closer by of Wonka. “This is going to be so much fun,” says of the Golden Ticket finders Mike Teavee and
announcing their cast and crew for their upcoming Larder, who is no stranger to drama after playing Augustus Gloop respectively. Rounding out the
main stage play, Charlie and the Chocolate The Grinch and the Sheriff of Nottingham in the other children in the show are Carissa Simmons
Factory. last two productions. “I'm looking forward to (grade 8) who plays the gum chewing Violet
“Ever since the school year started, we hit the bringing this character to life.” And when asked Beauregarde and Ava Simmons (grade 9) who will
ground running,” says Drama Teacher Peter Taylor. about the recent passing of Gene Wilder, who play the spoiled brat Veruca Salt.
“Our set is well underway. Our costume team is played the legendary character in the 1971 classic Rehearsals are now well underway and audiences
busy making some important designs. And now the film, and he would live up to those expectations he can expect tickets to go on sale November 1. There
cast is set. Needless to say, it's been a very busy said, “I'm just going to make the character my own, are six public performances planned between
start to the year.” and hopefully I'll do Gene proud.” Handford is also November 30 to December 3, along with four
Over 55 grade 7 to 12 students are set to be a part a veteran on the HRH stage playing Kris Kringle special matinees for local schools.
of the landmark production that will bring Roald and Guy of Gisbourne in the last two plays. The HRH Drama Department is also looking for
Dahl's beloved novel to life. The play tells the story Two other young actors that have been double local businesses to help sponsor the show.
of young Charlie Bucket who wins the opportunity cast in a major role are grade 8 students Jayna Companies are encouraged to contact the school for
of a lifetime when he finds the lucky Golden Ticket Fedorak and Morgan Steffler, who will both play more information.
(along with three other not-so-nice children) and the title role of Charlie. “These two young actors And with that, audiences can start the countdown
the chance to visit the world famous chocolate have already proven they can take on this major to their special tour of Willy Wonka's factory, and
factory of the legendary Willy Wonka. character,” says Taylor. “They were both extremely you can bet it's going to be one for the books.
The production features of a number of impressive during last year's two plays. I can't wait If you would like more information on this article
newcomers to the HRH Drama Department to see how they tackle this role.” please feel free to contact the school at 780-723-
combined with many familiar faces. Two such There are eleven grade 7 students joining the cast 7437 or visit our website at
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