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Students and staff at St. John’s High
School explored and celebrated Indigenous, African and Filipino culture as part
of its annual Day of Knowledge.
The event, held June 6, offered
presentations and workshops that promoted cultural awareness and community
building. Among the many guest presenters and speakers were WSD Board Chair
Sheri Rollins and MLA Nahanni Fontaine.
Day of Knowledge is an inclusive celebration of arts and culture that
highlights the diverse range of students that make up the general
population of St. John's High School," said St. John's Graduation Coach Stephanie Midford. "The Day of Knowledge is an
exciting opportunity for staff and students to learn about different
cultural perspectives through visual, performing, and culinary arts in
addition to physical education, traditional teachings, as well as hands
on work shops that are hosted by a wide range of presenters."
Students said the event has become an enduring school tradition.
“Day of Knowledge is about bringing unity
to the community,” said student emcee Shay-Ann Jolicoeur. “We’re recognizing
the people that live here and the people that help make this a better place.
We’re trying to promote a better sense of community and embracing the diversity
that lives within the North End and Winnipeg as a whole.”
Students look forward to expressing their artistic sides through cultural dance and music
on the main stage in the school’s gymnasium.
“Every year, we try to add another
culture…it’s becoming like a mini-Folklorama here at St. John’s,” said student
emcee Lukighe Kissu. “It’s always good to showcase your traditions.”
Shay-Ann said she hoped that students
gained a stronger understanding of the many cultures at the school.
“We hope the average St. John’s kid comes
away from today with a better sense of who they’re walking next to down the hallway
and who they live next to. I hope they take away the similarities between these