Métis youth helps student choir commemorate Remembrance Day

RD in the sooSavannah Hansen holding a finger-woven sash with a Remembrance
Day poppy.
Submitted by Shawna Hansen, MNO Community Wellness Coordinator

Eight-year-old Savannah Hansen, granddaughter of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Paula Lajeunesse and daughter of MNO Community Wellness Coordinator Shawna Hansen of Sault Ste. Marie, felt very proud on Remembrance Day as she and her classmates performed at the Essar Centre.

In 2014, the students in Savannah’s choir at St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School put their heads together and decided to create a song for Remembrance Day. They all came up with phrases and words on a poster board that they used to write a song titled In A World Without Peace.

The song was a hit and the choir was asked to sing it during the 2015 Remembrance Day ceremony at Essar Centre.

The lyrics contain an important message to remember those who fought for peace.

Sometimes I stop and think,
What would it be like,
If no one remembered,
In a world without peace?

[…]

On Remembrance Day we pray,
Let’s show our appreciation today.
Au jour du souvenir,
Nous devons réfléchir.

St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School partnered with another local school for the Remembrance Day performance.

Published on: December 14, 2015

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