Durham Alternative Secondary School, in Oshawa, ON Celebrates Canada 150!

Young Canadians Express National Pride

We are honoured to be part of Canada 150 events with Durham Alternative Secondary School (DASS), who are celebrating for the entire semester! When DASS first contacted us about Canada 150 products, no one could have known what would happen next. It began with invaluable client feedback and quickly and unexpectedly morphed into a chance to be a part of something special!

Durham Alternative Secondary School. Source: Durham District School Board

The Flag Shop President, Susan Braverman, a former public school teacher herself, saw an opportunity to support these students’ efforts by donating a Canada 150 flag. Susan said, “We love supporting our teachers and we recognize that the youth of our nation are the future.” Adding, “It’s heart-warming to know that we not only made things right, but we also made a beautiful connection with the staff and students.”

DASS students posing proudly with their donated Canada 150 flag from The Flag Shop. Source: DASS

DASS is a high school for re-engaged youth in the Durham School District. They recently held a “Decade Door” decorating contest and a celebration luncheon featuring Canadian food. Rosalie Krem, DASS Department Head of Canadian and World Studies and Science, says, “DASS is taking full advantage of this momentous year for all Canadians, to promote the study of Canada’s history.” She adds, “It’s especially meaningful for us, because we find that our students rarely sign up for history courses.”

Decade Doors: 1867-2017. Source: Durham Alternative Secondary School

During a recent day of celebrations, students and teachers took part in a drum call, a smudging ceremony and territorial acknowledgement. And the staff, as the Masters of Ceremonies, impersonated Bob and Doug McKenzie of SCTV fame. Talk about a Canadian event, eh?

They played videos: CBC Canada Video (150 Facts About Canada….in 150 Seconds), Canada 150 video (We’re Canadian….Canada 150 Song) and This Land Is Your Land , all beautiful reflections of what it truly means to be Canadian.

The Flag Shop is the supplier of choice for all your Canada 150 events and celebrations. If your school or organization has a vision for celebrating Canada 150, we offer a full range stock and custom  products to help you mark this historic occasion, while showcasing your own brand.

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! And that’s a lot of candles!



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