By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff - November 8, 2016
Lakeshore Catholic High School students were in for a big surprise when three actors from the Canadian film How She Move walked into the school’s theatre.
As part of Reel Canada, students watched the 2007 movie shown at Toronto International Film Festival before being surprised Tuesday by actors Daniel Keith Morrison, Dwain Murphy and Kevin Duhaney. The actors said they chose to participate in the event because they said they wished there had been something similar when they were in school.
Reel Canada is a non-profit organization that promotes Canadian films. Lakeshore Catholic hosted its event in observation of National Canadian Film Day.
Lakeshore Catholic has welcomed Reel Canada to the school for the past four years. Vice-principal Andrew Boon said students are shown futures they could have in Canadian arts and theatre.
By Michelle Allenberg, Tribune Staff - Thursday, October 27, 2016
Andrew Boon is putting up his gloves up to provide opportunities for youth in the region.
The Lakeshore Catholic High School vice-principal is among more than a dozen people participating in the St. Catharines Boxing Club’s second annual Murphy’s Gloves.
He decided to step into the ring because the money raised will support boxing classes and trips for youth who would otherwise not afford lessons.
“I had one student come up to me and say ‘Let me get this straight, I can pay to come watch you get punched in the face?’ So, I said ‘Yes you can, it’s all for a good cause,” Boon said with a laugh.
At the high school he encounters students on a daily baises who are unable to take part in activities due to costs. Boon said it will be great to see youth have the opportunity to participate in something without the financial concern.