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Yes I Can! Awards

River East Transcona School Division
March 08, 2019

KEC Yes I Can 1a.jpgCongratulations to the RETSD students and employees honoured by the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) at their annual Yes I Can! awards ceremony last week.

The awards acknowledge the achievements of children and youth with disabilities and encourage them to seek their highest potential. They were presented to: Luke Desaulniers of Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School for academics; Ciara Genaille of Kildonan-East Collegiate for arts; and Imran Arb of Hampstead School for self-advocacy.

Certificates of Recognition (for excellence in assisting children and youth with special needs) were presented to: teacher Tammy McAuley from Hampstead School; and a group of Dr. Hamilton students—Mia Bouwman, Savia Chastelaine, Connor Hodgson, Olivia Kuivenhoven, and Lucas Park—for their support of fellow student Carlyn Belot.

Congratulations, as well, to Rob Kolisnyk and Russ Thordarson of Kildonan-East Collegiate on both being nominated for Educational Assistant of the Year.

Photo: (left to right) Rob Kolisnyk, Ciara Genaille, and Russ Thordarson of Kildonan-East Collegiate.