October and November were very busy for staff and students of English Bluff. Various activities kept us on the go over the past few weeks. Halloween, and the Remembrance Day ceremonies were among some of the recent highlights. However, most exciting was that we were honoured to have Mr. George Chow, a Second World War veteran come and share his wartime experiences with our grades 6 & 7 classes. Mr. Chow was one of the roughly 600 Chinese Canadians who served in the Second World War, despite being disenfranchised by a mounting head tax and later, an anti-Chinese immigration policy. Mr. Chow discussed his perspectives on fighting for a country that did not yet recognize his citizenship despite his fierce pride for being a Canadian. In addition, we were also honoured to have Colonel Howe Lee address our entire school, as well as guests and visitors at our Remembrance Day ceremony regarding the importance of remembering those who have come before us in recognition of their sacrifices to ensure peace and defend freedom. These are not lessons that we will soon forget and we are grateful for their contributions to our school.