Embracing Diversity: African & Chinese Heritage Month at WLMAC


When you think of February, what do you think about? Is it the frigid temperatures and annoying slush, or is the promise of romance with Valentine’s Day right around the corner? In Canada, this month means celebrating two unique and special cultures. February marks the African (Black History) and Chinese Heritage Month.
Historically, these groups have contributed to Canada in a myriad of ways and had to survive many hardships, such as racism and discrimination. However, their cultures today are still thriving, with their contributions impacting our daily lives. From sports to music, our Canadian culture has been greatly influenced by both African and Chinese heritage.
African Canadians have contributed to the development of Canada dating back to the earliest European Settlements. From the Underground Railroad to modern-day immigration, Black Canadians have played a pivotal role in shaping the cultural landscape of Canada.
Similarly, Chinese Canadians have played vital roles in the development of infrastructure through contributions dating back to Canada’s Canadian Pacific Railway. These endeavours have worked toward culminating the rich history and cultural heritage of Chinese Canadians, which in turn have influenced various social aspects of Canada.
At Mackenzie, we proudly celebrate Chinese and African (Black History) Month. Throughout February, our school community is working together to plan several events and activities.
What’s Happening at WLMAC?
-> Black History Month Assembly on Feb 13th
-> Black Student Alliance Symposium Feb 27th
-> BSA Meetings
-> RoShamBo - A School-wide game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, a game originating from China
-> Assorted Equity Activities

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MAC's Got Talent

HEY MAC!
Want to show off your amazing talents and have the chance to win a prize? Well you're in luck because MAC's Got Talent is back!
Whether you're a singing sensation, a dancing diva, a comedy king/queen, a magic maestro, or have any other incredible talent up your sleeve, we want to see it! This is your chance to step into the spotlight and let your skills dazzle the crowd.
Please fill out this form by March 5. Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 6, afterschool in the caf. Bring your A-game and prepare to wow our judges with your talent.
Can't wait to see what you've got!

First Cubing Competition

Heyy Cubers!
Feeling bored of playing against yourself? Is your heart seeking a challenge? Look no further because Mackenzie's Cubing Club is hosting our very first Cubing Competition!
The competition will be held in room 219 on Thursday, March 7, at lunch! Competitors will be split into two divisions: junior and senior. The first place winners of each division will win a CASH PRIZE. (Senior division's prize is higher ;)). The competition consists of 5 solves of a 3x3 Rubik's cube, and the average solve time will be used to determine the winner (look up WCA rules if you aren't familiar). You may only sign up to one division.
Note, you do NOT need to be a member of the club to register! So feel free to bring along any of your friends!
We hope to see you all there!
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Valentine's LCC!

Love is in the air! Get ready to celebrate this year's Valentine's day with your most loved one - programming (definitely true 👍). Grab your keyboards ⌨️ and chocolate 🍫 , and get ready to compete in MCPT's Valentine's day themed LCC!
This is the final LCC before CCC, so it's the perfect chance to do some last minute refinement on your competitive programming skills. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 15th, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Mark your calendars, spread the love, and get ready to spend a lovely evening with your loved one! 💘

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