Archive: March 2016 | Elmwood 100

Grade 7 visits la belle province

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  • March 9, 2016
Grade 7 visits la belle province

On February 2nd, the Grade Sevens left for a three-day trip to Quebec City. I had the amazing opportunity to go on this trip. After a five-hour drive, we arrived at the Quebec Winter Carnival. Some of the activities were: ice sliding, tubing, human bowling, and human fooseball. We had an amazing time at the carnival but all that running around in the snow really helped us work up an appetite. We had our first delicious Québec-style dinner at the Chic Shack. But the night wasn't over yet! We went...

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Winterim 2016

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  • March 9, 2016
Winterim 2016

Hi, everyone! We want to talk about Winterim for this Centennial blog post. Winterim is an exciting two-day period of specialised activities that fall between Term One and Term Two. During the holidays, students go online and choose their top three Winterim activities. This year, for Junior School, some of the activities included story writing, musical prop making, and stop motion animation. In this blog post we will tell you about our amazing experiences rock climbing and horseback riding. In...

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A Production History of Les Belles Soeurs

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  • March 4, 2016

Les Belles Soeurs might now be considered a Canadian classic, with hundreds of foreign performances and adaptations. It is, perhaps, Canada’s largest contribution to the international drama scene. At the time it was written, however, it seemed an insignificant but controversial piece, as it was performed in a small theatre with the playwright, Michel Tremblay’s, name spelled incorrectly on the poster. While Les Belles Soeurs was well received by Quebecois audiences, many thought that it was an embarrassing...

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Les Belles Soeurs

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  • March 4, 2016

This stupid, rotten life! Within Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles Soeurs, the horrid is ridiculed, the pious are thieves, and the oppressed finally receive a voice. Set in 1960s Montreal, Germaine Lauzon gathers a group of her eccentric friends and sisters to help her paste into booklets one million stamps that she has recently won. However, it is not long before the party takes a turn for the worse and her guests decide to steal her winnings. Elmwood Theatre’s production of Les Belles Soeurs...

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