Sunday, September 28, 2014

St. Michael's School celebrates 110th anniversary and Feast of St. Michael

Dynasty the Dragon with Sebastian Parker, Josh Grujic, and Alex Lindfors
while Sister St. Marie (Mrs. Jennifer Parker) looks on
T. Lucas photos
Toni Lucas

St. Michael's School in Pincher Creek held their 110th anniversary in conjunction with the annual Feast of St. Michael on Saturday, September 27.  The Knights of Columbus put out a lovely feast that included beef on a bun, salads, and had ice cream and cupcakes for dessert.

French immersion teachers Dominique Plouffe-Chandler and Jennifer Parker
 hold up one of the many trifold displays
Everyone was welcome, and alumni joined students and staff for the celebration.  One hallway has been decorated with 110 pieces of artwork, a slideshow was presented that highlighted the history of the school, and there were games, sports, gifts and giveaways.

Alex Lindfors and Sebastian show off their Dragon Flyers

Teacher Jennifer Parker was dressed as a nun, and portrayed Sister St. Marie. "I was the first nun invited By Father Lacombe to educate the Catholic children in the area.  I came in 1904, and they didn't expect me to arrive so soon, so I lived in the old church, when I first arrived."

The feast of Saint Michael the Archangel is traditionally celebrated September 29. The Archangel Michael is the greatest of all the Archangels and is greatly honoured for defeating Lucifer in the war in heaven. He is an angelic warrior, and is seen as a protector against the dark of night.  Appropriate at this time of the year when the nights are getting noticeably longer.

Garrett Parker engineers a triple threat dragon

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