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No Stone Left Alone

On November 7, Grade 6 students from all of our Transcona-area middle schools—Arthur Day, Bernie Wolfe, John W. Gunn, and École Regent Park—took part in a growing Canadian tradition called No Stone Left Alone.

This is the sixth year River East Transcona has taken part in the program, said Colleen Carswell, board chairwoman.

“I think it means everything in the world, especially to the students who get to come out of their classrooms and stand here in front of a veteran’s grave and to honour that veteran and to remember what they’ve done,” said Carswell.

RETSD partnered with the Transcona Legion Branch #7 to hold the event, which saw students place poppies on the graves of veterans in Transcona Cemetery Field of Honour. Every military gravestone was paid respects by one or more students, who also gave a salute to veterans as part of the ceremony. 

In the days leading up to the event, the students learned about the importance of remembrance and were visited by Peter Martin, Manitoba co-ordinator for No Stone Left Alone, so he could show them how to properly salute. 

Ms. Carswell received a Certificate of Appreciation on the board’s behalf from the Transcona Legion for the division’s many years of support.

To learn more about No Stone Left Alone, visit

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