9th International Week at Shawnigan
The 9th International Week at Shawnigan has officially come to a close. For one exciting, energetic week Shawnigan Lake School celebrated multiculturalism and over 40 countries of the world with its 9th International Week Festival.
The week of festivities kicked-off with the Opening Ceremony featuring flags from 42 countries and messages of welcome in many different languages. Highlights included the fabulous Food Fair where countries showcase indigenous cuisine; the Multi-Faith Chapel Service with prayers and readings in different languages from different faiths and a candlelight vigil with the Prayer for World Peace; the afternoon of international sports; and a mix of games and activities workshops attended by the entire student body to complement a fun-filled week of celebration and appreciation.
The highly anticipated International Week Stage Show performances on the final Friday night lived up to expectations with 14 diverse, imaginative, cultural acts. From Welsh singing to Philippine Tinikling, Japanese martial arts, Highland Dance, South African gum boot dancing and German Après-ski fun, each country brought the essence of their cultural background to the stage. The energy from the many performers, staff included, and the enthusiastic appreciation from the crowd made for a perfect evening of festivities.
On the final day the Shawnigan Lake Community gathered in Chapel for a final multi-faith service to officially close what was an enjoyable and exciting week of celebration.
-Kelly K 11/30/2011 3:32:18 PM