On Friday, December 18th, IBS celebrated the holiday festivities with an international buffet (thanks to the parent volunteers) and a Christmas Market. The Christmas Market included homemade and donated items which were sold to the benefit of the non-profit, Plan International. Thank you to all for joining us for our holiday party amidst the falling snowflakes !
Thank you to all of the student performers, especially Alessio Amato and Eliot Hurn and to the spectators for making the evening a success !
As usual, Hilary surprised the students with a little treat which included a brisk walk to the local sweet shop where we were pumped up with Christmas spirit and a little sugar to boot. Upon arrival at the retirement home, the choir began singing in full force. With our elders tapping and clapping, we completed a full rendition and ended to a nice round of applause from the audience. A few volunteers were pulled from the choir (Hilary can be quite persuasive at times) our students introduced themselves in French including their country of origin, which the seniors enjoyed a lot.
This was a very special event for the IBS students to become involved in and hopefully it will become a regular feature for sharing holiday cheer.