Bee Schadeck Keynote Speaker for Alberta School Boards Association

Bee Schadeck is the keynote speaker for the school boards gathering for spring meeting.

ASBA LogoThree hundred and sixty trustees and senior school board staff from Alberta’s francophone, public and separate school boards will meet June 6 to 7 at the Capri Conference Centre in Red Deer. The theme of the Alberta School Boards Association’s Spring Meeting is Walk a mile in my shoes: Seek first to understand and features speakers from the Hutterite, Aboriginal and high risk youth communities.

Highlights Monday June 6

8:30 a.m.   ASBA President Jacquie Hansen speaks about the state of education in Alberta.
9:00 a.m.   Education minister Dave Hancock speaks.
9:30 a.m.   Keynote speaker Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I am Hutterite.
7:30 p.m.   Keynote speaker Bee Calliou Schadeck Aboriginal awareness.

Highlights Tuesday June 7

Workshops and information sessions are the order of the day on Tuesday including:
Update Department of education: Deputy minister Keray Henke
Uncensored: High Risk Youth Speak
Breaking down barriers: Education and Aboriginal communities
Governance as leadership: Focused on student success

Media kits will be available onsite.

Media are welcome to attend.

For more information:
Suzanne Lundrigan, ASBA Communications at 1.780.819.1361 or 1.780.451.7122.

Congratulations to Devon’s own Bee Schadeck on United Way Award

Bee Schadeck United Way AwardDevon employee, Bee Schadeck, Aboriginal Relations Advisor, recently received an award in recognition of Devon’s 10 years of support for the United Way’s Aboriginal Youth and Education Strategy (AYES).

AYES launched in 2004 with the goal of increasing the high school completion rates of Aboriginal students in Calgary schools. Over the past 10 years, it has worked to connect youth with support programs and mentorship in order to prepare them for success in school.

The celebration unveiled the AYES 10-year Learning and Achievement Report, and acknowledged the significant impact the strategy has had on the community. Congratulations to Schadeck and the Aboriginal Relations Team for their commitment and dedication to AYES.

Aboriginal Awareness Session at Northland School

Bee Schadeck provides a session for students and teachers at Northland School.

Below is what Northland School representatives said of the session:

Another impactful session was performed by Center of the Sky Founder Bee Calliou. Bee provided valuable information about historical relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and how it impacted the Royal Proclamation, the Canadian Constitution, the creation of treaties and residential schools. Ravindra Somwaru, who is teaching at Kateri School in Trout Lake this year, says the orientation was an eye-opening experience.

Bee Schadeck Northland School
Maureen Chernipeski, Bee Schadeck & Randy Chernipeski

The orientation was very informative, engaging and enlightening,” said Somwaru. “It provided invaluable information about the protocols in the community, First Nations’ culture and an opportunity to learn from people who have a wealth of knowledge and experience working within the communities.”