Lloyd’s Rollerblading Centre is shutting down permanently after 53 years
On February 19th 2018 at 7520 Macleod Trail SE you’ll see a uninhabited black and red building. Lloyd’s Rollerblading Centre out of business. Some reasons Lloyd’s is shutting down are: the owner passed away, the building is sold already and, the building doesn’t have accessibility for people with disabilities. At the request of the owner, Flo Cooper, the money will go to charity. “I really don’t like Lloyd’s closure.” said Orion, a grade 6th student, “I will miss the music and rollerblading with my friends.”
“I go to Lloyd’s once in a few weeks.” Orion stated. Lloyd’s is a place were you can rollerblade and listen to requested music from the DJ. Lloyd Cooper the founder of Lloyd’s passed away in 2002. Lloyd’s first opened on March 15, 1964. This place is a recommendation by Calgarians because it’s rated 4.2 stars on Google. People typically spend 1-2.5 hours at Lloyd’s. Lloyd’s phone number is (403) 252-0146. If you want to go to Lloyd’s before it closes and you don’t have roller skates they have rentals but, you are permitted to bring your own helmet.
Calgarians will miss it especially kids because it’s a Calgary icon. The city will miss it, will you?
5 month old child, Jackie Jordan dies from disease while his father is fighting in World War 2.
Peter Jordan was fighting for Britain in the Black Watch Military because of the ongoing battles of World War Two, from 1939 through to 1945, against the axis nations. In order to contribute to the peace and freedom we enjoy today, Peter Jordan had to answer duty’s call and go out to war. Even though Peter missed his son, Jackie Jordan’s birth, he fought and persevered through the war to help keep peace. Unfortunately, in June of the year 1944 Pneumonia claimed young Jackie’s life.
Before the war Peter was a coat maker, he was the second of ten children. “Peter Jordan was working in London at the start of the war but he knew he would be called up, so he went to Glasgow and registered” stated his son Peter Jordan Jr. Peter Jordan was part of a convoy, he was on ships fighting Germans and he was on rescue ships saving other soldiers. “The convoys would stay together because they knew the German ships couldn’t sink all of them” mentioned Peter Jr. During the war it was a “big secret” how many ships were sunk, the information was not published because it would be demoralizing to the people reading the newspaper.
Peter Jordan was on one of the first rescue ships, the name of his ship was the “Dundee”. Peter Jr says,“Peter liked being on rescue ships because they sometimes went to Glasgow. This gave him a chance to visit with his family.” Sometimes the Germans sunk the rescue ships, Peter’s best friend Miller Green was on a rescue ship when it sunk, he survived but was in the water for a long time and was injured. Peter rarely got to see his wife, Janet while in the war, they mostly wrote to each other. At Christmas when Peter Jordan got a break from fighting he married Janet even though they had only met four months earlier. Janet was a director in the war but one day she fainted, and was discharged because she was pregnant and later gave birth to Peter Jr.
In 1944 Janet Jordan gave birth to her second son, Jackie Jordan. Peter Jordan was away as a gunner defending troop ships and rescue ships, missing the birth of his son. Before Peter Jordan ever got a chance to meet his little boy tragedy struck and pneumonia stole Jackie’s life. This news was devastating for Peter when he found out but since he was at war Peter and Janet had to grieve separately.
“My Grandpa spoke of Jackie up until my last visit to Glasgow for his 90th birthday, he never forgot him”, Peter Jordan’s granddaughter, Sarah Olson said “He was very touched that we named our daughter Jackie” Peter Jordan didn’t talk of the war very often because it was painful for him, the war made him miss the chance of ever seeing his son. Peter Jordan died in 2011 at the age of ninety five, he was still in good physical condition well into his nineties.
For more Information about the Black Watch Military you can go to this link: https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/236/black-watch-royal-highlanders/
Making Curriculum Relevant to Students in Real Life
EXPO is a new program at Connect Charter that was introduced last year and has started this year. EXPO was created for hands-on learning experiences and enhanced learning in topics students are already studying about. Classes go on trips or stay in their class where someone experienced in the profession teaches students and teachers more about the topic in inclusive ways. In Grade 6 EXPO, they have experienced: MRU journalist, Police Interpretive Centre, Ward 11 Candidates, Saw Mill, and Camp Sweet. A Grade 6 student, Teni, he reflected on his experience on EXPO: “Well at the Saw Mill, one thing that I learned was there obviously different ranks. There were people in warm glass boxes that would control lots of sophisticated mechanics. Then there were people down were it's loud hand flipping logs. I think EXPO has taught me that getting a job comes with a lot of steps. Learning about these professions made me aware that all jobs come with an certain amount of effort."
Students still learns the regular curriculum but their knowledge can deepen to a new understanding with these experiences. For example, the content on municipal governments became more real and relevant as the students participated in creating questions for the current candidates in Calgary’s Ward 11 municipal election. They learned about issues, terminology and the voting process. It was not only useful for students in school but when they are old enough to vote.
It also helps expose students to new ideas and different points of view on the same topic. This is important especially for students today and in the future because it brings a greater awareness like how life choices can have real impacts when they visited the Police Interpretative Centre. With the new EXPO program, students have the opportunity for insightful learning and an adventurous experience that can last a lifetime. It helps them become more well-rounded students who can think, inquire, interview and research to figure out the best outcomes to a specific question or problem.
Grade six boy does 72 hours of lawn mowing to get RC truck.
Grade six student Ryan spends summer lawn mowing his dads school yard sized lawn, to get traxxs 2wd ford raptor. Ryan’s dad said that Ryan would have to use made money to buy the car which is why Ryan did the lawn. Ryan’s dad lives in a area of spring bank that has lawns the size of school yards. Because of that it took Ryan 6 hours to do the lawn, 50$ each time. Ryan said that when he got the ford raptor he felt like he was in a dream.
What motivated Ryan to get the Rc truck was when Ryan was in Canmore. Ryan and his friend decided to go the the dirt park. But instead they ended up watching a person who had a rc truck. When Ryan was 5 his family went camping, on that camping trip there was a adult driving his rc car. So that’s what motivated Ryan. Lawn mowing for 6 hours a weekend every second week was sort of boring, but Ryan’s dad had gotten a radio station set of earmuffs so that helped, the main thing was that at some spots you can hardly tell where you have mowed and where you haven’t so that got frustrating.
The RC truck goes roughly 40 km as a top speed but if geared differently it will go 50 km. Ryan got to use a ride on mower instead of the average push mower that is found in the city. Before Ryan got it he did a few days worth of researching to get the right one. Also because Ryan was using the lawn mower he had to help his dad do maintenance. When Ryan the reporter asked Ryan’s dad what he thought about lawn mowing and the rc car, he said that he was very proud that Ryan had done the lawn well and safely. he was happy Ryan found something he was passionate about.
After all the difficulties and lawn mowing Ryan did get his Rc car. Ryan’s thoughts after the event where happy ones because now he has a good quality Rc car, and now he has a summer job! Next summer Ryan plans to do his dads lawn also.
If you went blind there probably would be nothing that could fix it. But some times it just tacks a little hope for a 13 year old dog to see again. On September 2end 2017 a dog in Calgary went blind. This dog has been through a lot and none of his family members thought at this time something bad would happen. Some times when we call him he will look at ever thing but us. And we couldn't do anything with him because he could not find us Michell said. It was a very devastating time for us. he just could not find us he would fall on the steps and fall on the deck or just on the floor. It was just so sudden Gus is his name. He has one sister and they have been through a lot when they were just puppy's Danny said with sadness. So me and Danny new we had to do something about this so we took him to this pet hospital it was not a vet. And we would pay any thing for him to see again Michell said. We were just waiting and waiting for a phone call saying come get him he's all right. But three days later we got a phone call as we pick up the phone Danny said. There he was he was barking his head off at that hospital he came home about an hour later and we were so pleased Michell said. But it was hard to watch the effects were off he had a yellow eye and we could just see the pain he was in at this time. But the next week he was okay and he was jumping up and down he was so happy Danny said with happiness.
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