We celebrated the beginning of their aboriginal carving project this Tuesday. The school had a special ceremony led by Andy Everson to bless the logs that will be turned into the centerpieces of the school’s garden gate project. All 185 students squeezed into the outside covered area to watch as Andy Everson conducted the ceremonial blessing of the logs. This included singing, drumming, and brushing the logs with cedar boughs. The ceremony ended with the lead carver on the project, Karver Everson, joining his uncle in spreading eagle down feathers on the logs, which represent peace.
Being pink means more than just wearing a pink shirt on a day in February. It means taking care of your friends and not being a bystander when your see a conflict. At Courtenay Elementary we have caring, compassionate students who are building a pink community one day at a time.
How will you be pink today, tomorrow and every day?