April 7, 2010, News from Ottawa-Carleton – Devonshire Community Public School is about to turn 100 years old and in celebration, students, staff, and parents will open a time capsule that was prepared by the Devonshire school community for the School’s 75th year in 1985.
The event is open to students, parents, and the media.
DATE: Friday, April 9, 2010
TIME: 9:00 – 9:50 A.M.
PLACE: Devonshire Community Public School Gymnasium, 100 Breezehill Avenue, Ottawa
1985 was the year the charity single, We Are the World, was recorded by the USA for Africa; Mike Tyson made his professional debut in Albany, New York, a match which he won with a first round knockout; and the movie Back to the Future opened around the world and ended up being the highest grossing film of 1985 – so it will be interesting to see what was placed in that time capsule according to organizers.
Devonshire Community Public School has an enrolment of approximately 330 students. The school is an Early French Immersion centre. The notions of family and community are highly valued at the school and include an active School Council, according to parent Bruce Tate.
Mr. Tate, who is the school’s 100th Centennial Co-ordinator says that the events scheduled for Friday April 9, will also include the presentation of a sketch of the school by local artist Andrew King. Mr King will present his artwork to Devonshire Community School Principal Carmen Mackay. As well, a brief multimedia presentation designed by a team of volunteer parents and teachers will be presented.