2 Things We Can All Learn From Alex Bilodeau - Gold Medalist

  "Out of respect for my brother I have to go after these dreams and to do all within my power to make it happen" ~ Alex Bilodeau   In 2010 Alex Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil. On Monday he became only the second Canadian Olympian to successfully defend a gold medal. Both tremendous accomplishments. But that's not what makes his life story so compelling. We can all learn 2 very important life lessons from Alex, which also makes him an amazing role model.  The first lesson we can learn from Alex is the idea that we can all find a passion or drive to succeed. For Alex this drive comes from watching his brother Frederic who was born with cerebral palsy. The Bilodeau family was told that Frederic would not be able to walk by the age of 12, but...
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A Christmas Wish

The last day of school before the Christmas break is always a day filled with excitement. Well, maybe not for everyone. In your school you may have students who are less fortunate than others and today won't be as happy for them. They come from families that don't have a lot of money for gifts or special trips or maybe they come from broken homes. This week I have seen the kindness of our staff reach out to those families with gifts of toys, clothes, food and most importantly love. The smiles on their faces lit up the school and made me proud to know the staff at Tweedsmuir P.S. So to all the teachers, administrators and support staff around the world I want to thank each and everyone of you for the hard work you put into every day so that the students in your care succeed. Have a...
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