Canada Day 2017 at the Little White School

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation into a unified nation state so naturally  people were out and about in St. Albert to celebrate this joyous event on Canada Day.

And the Little White School was no exception as we had about 250 people visit the school that day!

We provided maple leaf-shaped cookies, from Grandin Bakery, and had red and white icing and sprinkles for visitors to decorate their cookies with.

Upstairs, classroom number one was available for people to explore, as they shared memories of their own school days in the past and viewed educational posters regarding the history of the Flag of Canada, and history about the maple leaf as a long time symbol of our country.

In the  second classroom, we hosted our ever popular Great Canadian Flag Debate Contest.  In this activity, as in previous years, visitors were asked to design their own “Canadian Flag,” thinking about what symbols represent our nation, and what Canada means to them.

Check out some of the entries and the winning flags below:

We had over fifty wonderful entries, in four age categories: 5 & under, 6 to 8 years old, 9 to 12 years old, and finally 13 & over.  There were a lot of beautiful designs, and voting on winners was a really tough choice!  Museum staff considered the options and voted for their favourites.  Thank you very much to everyone that played along and entered the contest.  Thank you to everyone who came out and made Canada’s 150th birthday a special one this year.  Happy Canada Day, and we hope to see you all again next season.

Winner in age 5 & under category: Sophia, age 5

Winner in age 6 – 8: Daysha, age 8

Winner in age 9 – 12: Isabelle, age 10

Winner in age 13 & over: Georgia, age 16