Catholic school winners among those recognized with Living in Harmony Award

Best overall poster winner, Living in Harmony awards, 2021. (GSCS submitted photo)

By Derrick Kunz, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

Two Initiatives of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) students and staff were recently recognized in the City of Saskatoon’s 2021 Living in Harmony Awards.

These awards recognize outstanding achievements in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination in our community.

The Newcomer Youth Engagement Program is recognized as the Best Overall Poster Winner, while the Best Video Submission went to the EcoJustice class at St. Frances Nēhiyaw (Cree) Bilingual School in Saskatoon.

Winners were announced in a virtual ceremony online on March 19, 2021. The City of Saskatoon’s website states, “This year, in order to recognize the award winners while keeping everyone safe, the City released a video in lieu of hosting an in-person presentation.”

Because the 2020 awards were abruptly cancelled early in the pandemic, two 2020 award winners from GSCS were also acknowledged during the virtual ceremony: Best Elementary Submission by École  St. Matthew School, Grades 4-6, and Best High School Submission by St. Frances Nēhiyaw Bilingual School, Grade 9 Class.