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Student News

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  • Jozi and Katia competed virtually in Junior National Public Speaking Championships. (May 2020)

    ZOOMING INTO JUNIOR NATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    By Jennifer J. Pawluk, Communications Specialist

    For the first time in school history, Balmoral Hall students are competing in debate and public speaking virtually with their peers across Canada.

    For Canada’s Junior High Public Speaking Championships last weekend, Jozi, Grade 8, and Katia, Grade 9, filmed in advance their persuasive speech and interpretive reading, respectively. Impromptu speeches were delivered live via Zoom. The opportunity was one to be remembered!

    “Last weekend’s Junior National Public Speaking Championships were an interesting new experience,” shares Jozi. “As this was my first time at speech nationals, I was questioning how organized the whole tournament would be. A bit to my surprise, it was extremely well organized, fun, and a great learning experience. Competing virtually created a few opportunities that we wouldn’t have had in person, such as more detailed feedback and rerecording speeches until they were perfect. Coming in 1st in Manitoba and in the top 10 in the country made me realize that even though things aren’t the way we are used to right now, we can still do well and enjoy the things we love.

    “Though I would have loved to be in Vancouver for this, I was very thankful for the opportunity to compete anyways!”

    Jozi tied for 9th place overall, placing 8th in persuasive speaking and 11th in impromptu speaking, while Katia placed 15th in interpretative reading.

    “All around, this was a great demonstration of grit and resilience given the new format of the tournament in an online setting,” says Mrs. Balcaen.

    Well done, Jozi and Katia! You are to be commended for embracing this challenge to successfully compete in unique circumstances. We’re so proud of you!

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Faculty & Staff News

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  • Coach Zacharias '08 surrounded by the Blazers.

    MEET THE STAFF: COACH ZACHARIAS '08

    This upcoming year, I’ll be entering my 7th season behind the bench of the Blazers prep hockey program, but I’ve been around since the program’s early days.

    I was lucky enough to play for the Blazers in 2007/08, and I know that coming to Balmoral Hall put my life on a different trajectory. After graduating in 2008, I was awarded a full scholarship to play NCAA Division I hockey for the Niagara University Purple Eagles (College Hockey America) in New York. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Chemistry and French, and I achieved annual recognition with the CHA All-Academic Team.

    I hung up my skates and donned a whistle soon after graduating, and I’ve been privileged to work with both Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada since starting my coaching career. I’ve been behind the bench twice at National Women’s U18 Championships, including as silver medallists in 2015, and once at Canada Winter Games in 2019. Most recently, I became a Hockey Canada accredited coaching facilitator and the only female coach in Manitoba who is certified to facilitate coaching seminars!

    My role as Director of Hockey at Balmoral Hall School is much more than a job; this community truly is my second family. I am now colleagues with faculty who taught me. Mrs. Kamins was my Senior School Principal and now she is my boss! I work with fellow coaches who are also my closest friends. Most importantly, I coach a group of incredible young women who, every day, aspire to be better than they were the day before.

    My role is to help our girls see their perceived ceilings become new floors to stand on.

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Alumnae News

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  • Grade 7 student Brooke B. & Senator Patricia Bovey interacted in a class Zoom discussion. (May 2020)

    CAREER TALK WITH HON. PATRICIA (GLOVER) BOVEY '66

    By Kristina Karlsson, Faculty

    Earlier this month, May 9, 2020, grades 7 and 8 and Senior School visual arts students had an incredibly inspiring virtual discussion with alumna Hon. Patricia (Glover) Bovey '66 via Zoom.

    Senator Bovey passionately wove together a reflection on her impressive 50 years of arts experience and community engagement while answering student questions.

    We learned how Senator Bovey’s early musical passions eventually led to her discovery of a passion for art history. She shared stories of the people who inspired her most over the years as she described her varied arts initiatives, which were a result of her diverse interests in health care, crime prevention, and reconciliation. Senator Bovey also worked to bring art laureates to Parliament. We heard her talk about her love of western Canadian, rural, and northern communities. Our discussion continued with topics such as gallery curation, the process of passing a bill in the Senate, book authorship, and the importance of tapping into networking opportunities with people who share our passions and taking advantage of opportunities that arise. Lastly, Senator Bovey emphasized the habit of always expressing gratitude to those who open doors for us (literally and figuratively).

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Our mission at Balmoral Hall School is to inspire girls' imagination and the courage to excel, to reach, to lead, to care.

We are an independent day and boarding school, offering an exceptional all-girls education from child care, starting at age 2, to Grade 12.