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WCMS students dig up their roots for Heritage Fair

Warman Community Middle School Grade 7 student Kaitlyn Soles outlines her project at the school’s heritage fair

It’s amazing what you can find if you climb high enough up your family tree.

Warman Community Middle School (WCMS) Grade 7 student Kaitlyn Soles discovered that her great-great-great uncle, Robert Leith Hanbidge, served as Saskatchewan’s 12th Lieutenant-Governor from 1963 to 1970.

And if being the Queen’s official representative wasn’t impressive enough, how about the fact that he was also one of the original Saskatchewan Roughriders? Robert Hanbidge was a member of the 1911-13 Regina Rugby Club (which eventually became the Riders). Continue reading “WCMS students dig up their roots for Heritage Fair”

Warman Middle School prepares for Heritage Fair

Warman Community MIddle School Grade 7 teacher Clark Bymoen is organizing the school’s Heritage Fair

The Warman Community Middle School (WCMS) gym at the Legends Centre will be overflowing with Canadian history and culture on Thursday, March 22. Continue reading “Warman Middle School prepares for Heritage Fair”

Compelling family story earns heritage award

At the Regional Heritage Fair in Saskatoon, Grayce McNeil was asked to prepare a video of her winning project for the national Young Citizen program.

Grayce McNeil was excited to win the Historical Thinking Award at the Provincial Heritage Fair in Regina, which took place May 24 and 25. It started with her participation in the first-ever Heritage Fair at the Warman Community Middle School (WCMS), conducted by Grade 7 teacher Clark Bymoen.

Students could work with a partner or on their own. Grayce chose to work on her own and tell the compelling story of her family history, with origins in Nazi Germany. Her project was selected by WCMS to go to regionals in Saskatoon where 135 students presented their projects. Subsequently, she was one of 15 students from around the province to be chosen for provincials, where she rose to the top.

“I was really proud because it was about my family history,” she said. “My project was about how my Opa escaped from the Nazis during World War II and then how he emigrated to Canada with his family.” Continue reading “Compelling family story earns heritage award”