The first Lisgar Community Peace Post was successfully installed and dedicated at Lisgar Middle School on Dec. 6. A significant day of remembrance for many across the country, the Peace Post is a legacy reminder of the substantial collaboration and cooperation between Peel District School Board (through its family of schools in Lisgar) and the Lisgar Residents Association.
The Peace Post was blessed by Mississaugas of New Credit elder, Garry Sault in the presence of:
- Tony Pontes (Director of Education, PDSB)
- Poleen Grewal (Superintendent of Education PDSB),
- Meredith Johnson (Trustee Ward 9&10, PDSB)
- Krista Tucker-Petrick (First Nations & Metis/Inuit Resource Teacher, PDSB)
- Bill MacGregor (Principal, Lisgar Middle School)
- Anne Marie Williams (Vice-Principal, Lisgar Middle School)
- Daniela Schulze (Environmental Co-Chair, Lisgar Residents Association)
- Tanzila Mian (Project Manager, Canadian Parents for French)
- Kiruthiha Kulendiren (Past President, Lisgar Residents Association)
This Peace Post will commemorate an annual award given to a graduating grade 8 student from Lisgar Middle School who exemplifies qualities of activism, takes action on issues of social importance, and has made a difference within the school and broader community. This student shows positive character, empathy, and the ability to see issues from multiple perspectives. This student makes a difference and acts as a role model for positive change.
The Peace Post is inscribed with a First Nations adage, “You do not inherit the Earth from your ancestors, you borrow it from your children”. This significant sentence, of great depth and value is inscribed in English, French and Ojibwe, representing the founding language of this community and the languages of its earliest settlers. The fourth face of the Peace Post will carry the plaques with the names of the youth who will win the award for the coming years, creating a legacy that bridges time, cultures and community.
Mississauga News article: Community peace post aims to inspire stewardship in Lisgar students http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4262889-community-peace-post-aims-to-inspire-stewardship-in-lisgar-students/