The annual Fall Open House at Rossbrook House was a wonderful mixture of sights and sounds!
The students of the 3 alternative school programs from Wi Wabigooni, Eagles’ Circle and Rising Sun, and the kids from the after school program, Learning Always, sold their hand-made crafts and baking.
Prizes were raffled off! And there were program displays of Learning Always and The Young Mother’s programs.
Plus, bannock, coffee and lots of visiting with old friends.
The highlight of the day had to be the Scholarship Award Presentations.
Students from Wi Wabigooni who are enrolled in a junior high school program received The Sunrise Scholarship, courtesy of the Sunrise Fund, which was established at the Winnipeg Foundation as an initiative of Leonard Asper.
The Sister Geraldine MacNamara Scholarships were presented to graduates of Eagles’ Circle school who are attending a senior high program and graduates of Rising Sun High School.
The Sister Geraldine MacNamara Scholarship for Post Secondary Education was awarded to Gabriel Nanacowop and Amber Fontaine.
The David Henderson Scholarship, of the Bruce and Ryan Henderson Family Foundation, honours one of Rossbrook House’s earliest supporters, Mr. David Henderson. The award was honoured to 2 students this year; Chantel St Germaine and Charles Campbell.
The Sister Bernadette O’Reilly Scholarship fund was established by friends and family of Sister Bernadette in honor of her retirement as Co Executive Director of Rossbrook House. It was awarded to Audrey Campbell.
Congratulations to all of the recipients!
The students were also presented with an honour song by the Spirit Sands Drum Group. This was a beautiful display of support for the students from all of those present!