RUSSELL | Russell High School is hosting another Absolute Comedy event, this time as a fundraiser for theirBreakfastforLearningprogram, On Saturday, March 3. BreakfastforLearningprovidessmall, nutritiousbreakfastsonalternatingdays to all students in each class. Many high school students don’t manage breakfast beforecomingtoschool,andstudieshave shownthatprovidingmorningnutrition increasesstudents’learningabilitiesand energy. Theprogramisalsosupportedbymany localbusinessesandisrunbyvolunteers. It is highly popular with students, and teachershavereportedstudentsbeingin bettermoodsonbreakfastdays. The fundraiser event headlines Joey Elias and Andrew Searles and a cash bar and light snacks will also be provided, makingitaneveningatthecomedyclub. Ticketswillbeavailableinmid-February at outlets or by calling Joanne Giles at 445-0839.Thebaropensat7 :30p.m.and the show starts at 8 :30 p.m. It contains adultmaterial. Last year’s event raised enough funds tofinishpayingoffthehardwoodfloorin theschool’sgymnasium. RHS hosting comedy fundraiser for Breakfast for Learning C ANDICE V ETTER

STAStudent Council produces super show


RUSSELL | In every community there aremany talented, dedicated people, andthemembersofthestudentcouncil of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Russell are both. The students recently sponsored, organized, produced and presented a rocking talent show. Teacher adviserDave Brookes praised the work of all the performers and the council member organizers, including emcee and Council president Prairie Groves whom, he said, “did a phenomenal job.” In an interesting twist, the show began with all the teachers performing. They sang Christmas carols on stage and the students were generous with their applause. Acts weremany and varied, such as the SERVICES COMMUNAUTAIRES DE PRESCOTT ET/AND RUSSELL COMMUNITY SERVICES Don « In Memoriam» pour venir en aide aux aînés.

submittedphoto DylanMurphy performs at the STAHigh School’s Talent Showheld onDecember 23 in Russell. The show was sponsored, organized, produced and presented by STA’sstudentcouncil.

triowhosangOldMacDonaldHadaFarm, with live instruments, while another student in a Sumo costume rode around the stage on a unicycle. This act won a standing ovation. Other acts included the Grade 12 girls’ dance crew which choreographed and performed to a medley of dance tunes, as well as the “drum-off”, also described as an “auditory assault” by teacher Brookes,

between students Luke James and Austin de Jonge. The show was attended by students, parents and friends. It was a packed house with an enthusiastic and energetic crowd. It ended with Brandon Stewart, Richard JamesJr.andEthanLamirandeperforming a rock version of Carol of the Bells worthy of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


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Le samedi 4 février à 19 h et le dimanche 5 février à 14 h BILLETS : 8 $ (6 $ membre), 5 $ enfants moins de 12 ans Billets maintenant disponibles au bureau de la Maison des Arts Renseignements : Lisa au 613 443-0058 910, RUE N OTRE -D AME , E MBRUN , O NTARIO

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