Elementary School Celebrates Reopening

  • Posted on: 5 September 2013
  • By: admin
Friday, September 6, 2013

On Friday, September 6, Sandy Lake First Nation will celebrate the grand reopening of its Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School.  

The school was closed on February 21, 2012 when a fire caused extensive damage to the heating and electrical systems. The nearly 400 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 have since been schooled in other facilities. The students will be back in the classrooms on Monday, September 9.

Special visitors who will help commemorate the occasion include NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit and The Honourable Greg Rickford. Comedian Don Burnstick and award-winning country band C-Weed will provide evening entertainment.

Friday, September 6, 2013

2:30 p.m. School Tour

3:00 p.m. Elder Prayer

3:10 p.m. Opening Remarks 

Chief Bart Meekis
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and FedNor and Kenora MP
NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno
NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit
Nick Day, Vice-Chair, Sandy Lake Board of Education
4:00 p.m. Feast and Ribbon Cutting

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. C-Weed (Gospel)

8:15 - 9:15 p.m. Don Burnstick (Family Show)

9:30 - 10:30 p.m. C-Weed (Country Rock)

10:45 - 11:45 p.m. Don Burnstick (Adult Show)

Media Links:

Wawatay News, February 24, 2012

CBC News, February 23, 2012