Thursday Feb 15th 2024

February is Black Heritage Month, this year’s theme is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”.  

On January 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree stepped on the ice at the Montreal Forum to play his first game in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins — and made history. 

Hebecame the first Black player in the NHL. Known for his speed and checking abilities, his career was cut short by an injury. 

Today, Willie O’Ree is the director of the NHL’s diversity program. He travels across Canada and the United States promoting and teaching the game of hockey to children from all cultural backgrounds. 

In January 2008, fifty years after his NHL debut, Willie O’Ree’s home town of Fredericton, New Brunswick, named its new hockey arena Willie O’Ree Place, in honour of his achievements. 



IT'S BACK! Hot Buffet Style Lunch-Wednesday Feb 21st, 2024 

Hot Chinese Lunch provided by Royal City Chinese Restaurant. 
The lunch Buffet will include your choice of chicken balls (max 3), Chicken Fried Rice and Chicken Lo Mein 

Don't miss out!!  Pre-order on School Cash!! 



LINK Spirit Wear  

Link Spirit Wear available on cash online! 

Get your order in by February 28. 



Knitting Club 

Anyone interested in learning how to knit OR improving their knitting is invited to Rm. 122 at lunch on Friday.  This first meeting is an expression of interest.  You will be filling out a form about what you'd like to learn and subsequent meetings will be planned accordingly.  If you're interested but can't make the meeting, please contact Ms. T. McKay. 



Are you interested in the STEM subjects?  Do you like a good challenge? 

Centennial CVI's Science Olympics will take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 5, 2024. 

Events will include an engineering challenge, science trivia, a biology lab challenge, chemistry boggle, a math challenge, and a coding challenge.   

There will be a brief meeting at the beginning of lunch on Thursday, February 15th at lunch in Room 105 for all interested students.  Please see Ms. Burgess if you are interested but cannot attend. 




Mark your calendars!  The University of Guelph will be hosting its annual Battle STEM competition on Thursday, May 9th, 2024.  

This is a full day event. 

At Battle STEM, you will compete, in groups of four, against other teams from Southwestern Ontario for both prizes and bragging rights.  All students (both Juniors and Seniors) are eligible to participate in this event.  Events will cover a range of STEM subjects including – food science, anatomy, general biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, agricultural science, environmental science, and engineering.   

All students that are interested in participating in this event are invited to a brief meeting at the beginning of lunch in Room 105 on Friday, February 16th.  Please see Ms. Burgess for more information if you cannot attend this meeting. 




It's back!  After a break of several years, the Brain Bee returns to the University of Guelph on Friday, March 1, 2024.   

If you are interested in the brain and its innerworkings, this may be the event for you. 

Please see Ms. Burgess by the end of the week if you would like more information about this opportunity. 


The late bus will run as usual tonight, Thursday. There is no late bus tomorrow, Friday. 



Be Well at OLOL Wellness Committee needs you!!! 

Are you passionate about Mental Health and Wellness 

Interested in creating a climate of well-being at Lourdes 

Full of ideas to promote mental health and wellness 

Ready to make a difference 

If this sounds like you, come out Friday at Lunch to room 145 for our first meeting 

Hope to see you there!