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Dear Canada: Our Home and Native Land

Dear Canada: Our Home and Native Land

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB, School Web Stories

Canada 150 events are happening all over the city this year. At Lawrence Heights Middle School (LHMS), a theatre production presented a unique perspective that critically examines 150 years of Confederation.  This original play is called “Dear Canada: Our Home and Native Land” and explores the key events of the British North America Act in 1867 from the viewpoint of the non-signatories, particularly racialized peoples in Canada, and how that subsequently affected their lives. 

LHMS is one of TDSB’s Model Schools and its residents reflect the multiracial, ethnic/cultural diversity of Toronto.  The theatre production brings to life the Grade 8 History expectation unit examining Confederation as well as the Drama and Dance expectations related to ethno-cultural context. 

Terrance Saunders is a Dance and Drama Teacher at LHMS and the author of the play. He said that the cast in the production represent the voices that were missing at Confederation and are often overlooked even today. “Our student cast is diverse and we want all of us who live together in Canada to be the beneficiaries of all the rights of citizenship, including First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous sisters and brothers.”

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