1) THE GREAT DEBATE 98 and
2) PUMPKIN SCULPTING CONTEST
The finals of The Great Debate were held on October 28th in The Learning Centre with the serious resolution - be it resolved that Barney should be banned - being considered. Our moderator was Sabrina Ullah from Science Plus.
Our first place debater Leah McRonald formerly from St. Pius X. She described the debate as "a blast!"
Our second place debater was Siu Shan Yeun formerly from Macdonald High School.
Leah and Siu Shan adamantly argued the position that Barney should not be banned!
The semi-finals had been held October 7th with two of the contestants being Lydia El-Cherif and Bara Al-Obaidy. They argued for the affirmative that computers should not be allowed in the educational system.
Here are some photos of the event, shot by Julie Chenevert. Julie is a 2nd year Business Administration student and is The Learning Centre's resident photographer.
The Learning Centre celebrated Hallowe'en on October 30. Not only did we have a Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest (34 pounds!), but the staff dressed up in various disguises. To the great delight of all, we offered our pumpkin carving contest again. First place went to Nathan Condon. The judges (students from the centre) had such trouble determining second place that they declared a tie. The teams of Noelia Gouty & Mariane Lemieux and Nilly Langaee & Annie Wong came in second.
The following photos were also shot by our own Julie Chenevert.