The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Loves to Read at Sister MacNamara SchoolMarch 2, 2023 News Story
The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Her Honour the Honourable Anita Neville, visited Sister MacNamara School on February 23, 2023, to read to students for I Love to Read month. She read the story “Meennunyakka Blueberry Patch” by Jennifer Leason and translated by Norman Chartrand. The story is about a little girl and her family’s annual trip to pick blueberries near Duck Bay, Manitoba. This story was selected as it was part of the school’s month long inquiry project learning about Indigenous teachings and our theme that “We Are All Treaty People”.
The Grade 2/3 students and their teachers Ms. Albiani and Ms. Marnoch enjoyed Her Honour’s reading of the story. She then graciously took time to answer a wide variety of questions that the students prepared for Her Honour. These questions were based on the information that the students learned about regarding her career, her passion for supporting women’s rights, her keen interest in education and her current role as the King’s representative in Manitoba as the Lieutenant Governor. The students also enjoyed the conversations they had regarding the topics of interest from the students’ questions.
At the end of the visit, Her Honour generously presented each student with a lapel pin of Her Honour’s crest. Classroom teachers, the Vice-Principal and Principal also received gifts to remember the special day. Students revelled in the time spent with Her Honour and she said she was impressed with their inquisitiveness and how they welcomed her to the school. The day will be remembered for some time to come by all those in attendance.