Join the Vancouver Cantata Singers in this popular concert of traditional carols and contemporary Christmas compositions filling the resonant space of Holy Rosary Cathedral.
In the bustle of the holiday season, let the beauty of a cappella singing calm your spirit and transport your soul as the choir sings favourites including Miles Ramsay's It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Franz Biebl's Ave Maria, as well as a new commission by Sam Dabrusin and Jocelyn Morlock's Io, Io!
Date and Time: Saturday December 23
Location: Holy Rosary Cathedral Vancouver
646 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B
Tickets: $11.15. Tickets on sale through Eventbite
PAC general Monday December 4th at 7 pm, in person in the library
Want to try racing fast on the ice? The Vancouver Speed Skating Club's annual "try speed skating" event is on Sunday Dec 10!
The event will include skating warm up, intro to speed skating specific techniques and race simulations. Kids can try speed skates if VSSC has boots in their size or can rent from the skate hut.
Don't wait: capacity for this event is capped at 12 skaters aged 4-18, and you must register to participate. The passphrase is "tryVSSC2023".
Location and timing
Sunday Dec 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Kitsilano Ice Rink, 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver BC, V6K 4K9
Detailed event schedule
5:30-6 Skate fitting and orientation
6-6:15 Crash mats go on the ice
6:15 - 7:30 On-ice skate session
7:30 Off ice and skate/boot return
Safety equipment REQUIRED
At minimum this must include cutproof gloves, neck guard, shin guards, knee pads, safety glasses and, for those wearing speed skates, also cut-proof socks. Bring any of these items if you already have them - we will have many of these items to borrow but it would be good to not run out! Check our website for more equipment details.
Suggested donation $5
Please bring cash or e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org after registering and note "December 10 event"
Please send to email@example.com!
We're excited to see you on the ice!
I would like to offer my tutoring services for this upcoming summer. I am a French Immersion teacher. I am very familiar with the new BC curriculum. I have taught grades 1 to 8. I am looking to tutor children privately for a few hours a week via Google Meet. I am available to teach all subjects from the elementary curriculum, specializing in French lessons for younger students. I have a Masters in Education in Second language learning from SFU and a French Immersion specialization from UBC (B.Ed. in French Immersion).
I have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in Montreal, where I specialized in Linguistics and Education. Furthermore, I have completed my Masters' degree in Education, specializing in Second Language Acquisition at Simon Fraser University. I have a Bachelor of Education from UBC specializing in French Immersion. I have also lived in France for a few months and in Quebec for five years.
Please send me an email, if you are interested and wanted to discuss further.
Vancouver School Board Superintendent Helen McGregor recently circulated a letter and resource guide to share information about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)-inclusive education.
Download the resources
"SOGI-inclusive education is part of a larger educational approach that includes various aspects of identity and inclusion. Its main objective is to promote respect and understanding while reducing incidents of violence and discrimination against students and community members who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.
"SOGI-inclusive education is built into the BC Curriculum. It lines up with our ongoing efforts to build and grow an inclusive environment, complementing our work in equity, including racial equity, Indigenous equity and the inclusion of diverse abilities and needs in schools. This approach ensures that students learn and develop a deep appreciation for the diverse individuals who shape and enrich our society."
The Vancouver Speed Skating Club has room in our beginner group if you and/or your child are interested in learning to speed skate!
It's a fantastic sport with a supportive and amazing community. It brings together all ages and genders in pursuit of fast, fun times on the ice.
We train at Kitsilano Rink twice a week, with one additional dryland session weekly. Tennyson students Linnea (Grade 7) and Tavi (Grade 1) are both in the club and they train in the same group - aka only one drop-off!
If you have any questions, please ask at
Otherwise you're encouraged to sign up for the One Month Trial program and come check it out. Fees include skate rentals!
Stop by for some Halloween treats and show your support for Tennyson mum, Nina, as she opens the doors of her new business venture, Petit Foret, a cafe that will focus more on books, a few small gifts and story time.
The cafe, located at 2668 West 4th Avenue (4th and Trafalgar), will open officially in December. But, you an get a sneak peak on Tuesday, October 31, between 1:30-2:30 and 3:30-4:30 when it will be open for candy and free play coupons. Stop by if you can!
I think we use that pun every year, but really Friday night at Tennyson was a spooktacular!
The Halloween Howl team did an amazing job transforming the Tennyson halls into a fun and spooky Halloween haunt with entertainment for everyone. The big kids and gore lovers got their fill of horror in the graveyard and haunted house. There were creepy stories, arts and crafts, and batty bingo for the younger set. The haunted hockey, games in the gym, jello eating contest and prize crawl in the courtyard added to the fun and the evening was saved for posterity with photos at the Photo Booth.
The highlight of the night for most kids was DJ Rock N Beau who was spectacular. Between the singing and the jumping and the dancing, my kids were exhausted by the end of the night. The highlight of the night for parents was the delicious treats at the bake sale. Thank you for everyone who brought the amazing treats.
The Halloween Howl showcases the abundance of talent at Tennyson. The creativity shown by both students and parents is unparalleled: the pumpkins were amazing, the costumes were wonderful (and scary!), the activities and rooms fun, and the haunted house terrifying.
Congratulations to Eva in Division 2 who won the jar of candy with a guess of 199, and congratulations to all the pumpkin carving contest winners. Check out the blog post here for the list of winners and for pictures.
The Halloween Howl would not be able to happen without the incredible volunteer spirit that makes Tennyson such a great school -- not just for the kids, but for all of us parents as well. Thank you to the Howl team, lead by Sarah Konyer, who put on an amazing night. The team spent weeks planning the night, and then days transforming the school into the fun and spooky haunted halls. Thank you Sarah, Carmen, Darren, Janice, Jennie, Kylea, Sandra, Shana, Trevor, Margaux. Magda, Natasha, Orla, Raquel, Tricia and Vienna. And thank you to all the volunteers who helped with set-up and tear down on Friday and on the night. You're all awesome. Thank you to everyone who made the night spooktacular!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the pumpkin carving contest; as you can see from the photos, the entries were spectacular. The judges had the toughest time picking winners for each category because they were all so good.
Here are the 2023 winners:
Scariest - Jackson Richard, Gruesome Bozo, Div 8
Best Decorated/Painted - Alexa Bataille, Barbie, Div 9
Funniest - Dasha F, Candy's Pumpkin, Div 11
Best Traditional - Marcel Bachynski, Div 14
Most Original - Noelle Leach, Tree Monster, Div 11
Judge's Choice - Isla Shannon, Pumpkin Pie, Div 11
Scariest -Brianna, Scary Larry, Div 4
Best Decorated/Painted - Emily Tucker, Warty Witch, Div 5
Funniest - Henry Weeks, World's Biggest Hamburger, Div 4
Best Traditional - Andie, Soaring, Scarolyn's Soccery, Div 7
Most Original - Elyse, Pineaple, Div 2
Judge's Choice - Neve Tudor, Greg the Ghost, Div 4
Congratulations to all the hardworking runners on the Tennyson cross-country team, and thank you to all the supporters who made this season possible!
We'd like to give a big thank you to our wonderful coaches, Andy and Richard, and our teacher sponsors, Mme Renee and Mr Raphael, for a great cross-country season!
The team had a ton of fun at the practices and mini-meets. And despite the rain and mud, everyone did an amazing job at the district final, running personal bests and encouraging their teammates.
We'd also like to thank the parents who came out to support the practices and those who helped with the Thursday snacks through donations, baking, purchasing, and organizing. It is all very much appreciated.
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