Grand Opening- Southern Okanagan Secondary School, February 6th, 2014


Southern Okanagan Secondary School Grand Opening – February 6, 2014

Community members, staff from neighbouring schools, parents and students are invited to join in the celebration of the Grand Opening of Southern Okanagan Secondary School.  The official ceremony will take place from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the school gymnasium.  Tours and events will follow from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Grand Opening Ceremony 1:30-2:30

SOSS Jazz Band

Master of Ceremonies – Principal, Marcus Toneatto

O Canada – Saige Carlson

Okanagan Song – SOSS & TEN Drummers

Minister of Education, The Honorable Peter Fassbender

School District No. 53 Board Chair, Marieze Tarr

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief, Clarence Louie

Town of Oliver Mayor, Ron Hovanes

MLA Boundary-Similkameen, Linda Larson

~ slide show~

School District No. 53 Director of Facilities, Mitch Van Aller

CEI Architecture Planning Interiors and KMBR Architects Planners Inc, Nick Bevanda and Gregg Brown

Grade 12 Students, Hannah Ellis and Ashley Hiibner

Superintendent, Bev Young

Ribbon Cutting

Closing, Marcus Toneatto

~coffee and dessert to follow (compliments of the SOSS Foods classes)~

3:00-7:00              SOSS main school, Frank Venables Theatre and Neighbourhoods of Learning guided and self-guided tours

Frank Venables Theatre:

3:00 – 6:00           Drama Club rehearsal of spring production of the Wizard of Oz

6:00 – 7:00           Indo-Canadian dancers, Aboriginal dancers and student performances


4:30 – 5:45           Grade 8 boys basketball home game vs. Osoyoos Secondary

6:00 – 7:30           Junior boys basketball home game vs. Osoyoos Secondary

Other Events:

3:00 – 5:00           International Snack Bar in upstairs foyer, hosted by the Languages Department

3:00 – 7:00           Memorabilia and student SmartBoard demos in the library as well as DVD and sweatshirt sales

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