November 9, 2016

Peel board students, staff honour Remembrance Day with special assemblies

Students and staff across the Peel District School Board will recognize Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 with events and various activities to honour our Canadian heroes. Staff at the HJA Brown Education Centre will also hold a reception to celebrate heroes and honour those who are still serving our country. 

"Students and staff from our schools and offices gather every year for special Remembrance Day ceremonies," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "It's important to pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom and equally important to recognize and honour the men and women who are still serving our country today."

In Mississauga, Applewood Heights Secondary School students will deliver a Remembrance Day ceremony, which will include poetry, live music and student reflections.

Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School in Brampton will broadcast a Remembrance Day video produced by students in all classrooms and the cafeteria. 

SouthFields Village Public School in Caledon will hold a school-wide assembly, which will include a choir performance, Last Post performed by two trumpet players and an interpretive dance by grade 4 and 5 students. After the assembly, representatives from each class will lay wreaths and students will write postcards to soldiers to share their gratitude.

Peel board staff will gather at the HJA Brown Education Centre in Mississauga for a Remembrance Day tribute beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11. The event features readings by Peel board employees, an interactive mural, and live performances by students from Mayfield Secondary School, and Thorndale and Garthwood Park public schools. The ceremony can be watched live on the board's Facebook page by visiting

Applewood Heights Secondary School is located at 945 Bloor St. E. in Mississauga. Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School is located at 10750 Chinguacousy Rd. in Brampton. SouthFields Village Public School  is located at 110 Learmont Ave. in Caledon. The HJA Brown Education Centre is located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.

Media contacts: Marcel Giraldi, Principal, Applewood Heights Secondary School, 905-279-6090
                           Dana Sheahan, Principal, Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School, 905-495-2675
                           Daniella Perrott, Principal, SouthFields Village Public School, 905-843-3281                  

Reference:         Navneet Sahota, School Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626,  [email protected]

Note to media:  Please contact school principals for event times and details. 

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