The Patriot Games were held on Friday June 1 with alumni, current staff and students participating and/or watching the many events. The internationally acclaimed Burlington Teen Tour band opened the games as part of the pep rally. Those attending enjoyed face painting, a photo booth, food trucks, fireworks and friendship.
Pictures from Friday night’s events are available via the
Saturday’s Closing Celebrations saw a full house to tour Lester B. Pearson school with decades rooms filled with memorabilia and opportunities to connect with staff and students - past and present. A video of the Closing Celebration Ceremony is available
The Closing Celebration was emceed by former LBP Vice Principal, Nigel Scott. The event included well-known alumnus and celebrity, Sarah Harmer, opening the ceremony with O Canada. Speakers included Patricia Pearson, granddaughter of Lester B. Pearson; David Katz, Founding Principal; Loraine Fedurco, Current Principal; Bonnie Manning and Robert Parnaby, Faculty Alumni; Russell Oates and Emily DiMatteo, Student Alumni; Judith Genis, current faculty and Kaiya Jarvis, Graduating Pearson Student.
Additionally, the Alumni Choir, consisting of former students sang “Morning Glow” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” as part of the ceremony and a video “Pearson throughout the Years” was created and shared with attendees. The ceremony was followed by a reception as an opportunity to continue to share memories and celebrate the school.
Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the Lester B. Pearson Celebrations Committee worked tirelessly to plan closing celebrations. Their commitment, planning and Patriot passion resulted in two days of amazing celebration.