Ecole Heritage end-of-year school celebration was an opportunity for staff, teachers and students to celebrate the past year and to give a ceremonious send-off to the graduating class.
The occasion was also an opportunity to say goodbye to teacher Marc Belley who has just retired.
Heritage principal Nicole Walisser said a few words to the staff, students and parents. Parents and those in the community who contributed to the success of the school year were thanked, as was the student council for its valuable contribution.
The event also included a slideshow photomontage of the graduating class and musical performances lead by Ecole Heritage cultural coordinator Joel Lavoie.
Meera Sylvain and Nadia Lavoie sang an original composition entitled “Trop de choses.” A small group of Grade 8 and 9 students, Eric Dentinger, Nadia Sylvain, Eric Lavoie and Zoe Tardif, played a blues-based tune on the diddley bows.
The diddley bow is a single-stringed instrument that contributed to the evolution of blues music. It consists of a single string tensioned between two nails on a board with a glass bottle or can used as a bridge. The instrument originated in the America Deep South.
The last group to perform was Triple Frette, Evan Bonnamour, Olivier Roy and Nicolas Lavoie who also played their own original composition.