Truro students excited to host princess tea party

Inside CEC, by Sarah Millman

Published on March 7, 2014
Student Council members Allison Ellis, left, and Janine Marshall have picked out their prettiest gowns in anticipation of the Princess Tea at the Cobequid Educational Centre, March 23.  Photo by Jody O'Brien.

Come one, come all, to Cobequid Educational Centre’s (CEC) princess tea.  

The school lobby will be transformed on Sunday, March 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., into a kingdom for princesses and parents from across the land. The event is organized by staff and student volunteers as a fundraiser for Student Council and will be the first of its kind hosted by the school. Tickets cost $30 for one adult and one princess, and $20 for each additional princess. 

All princesses must be escorted by an adult and costumes are certainly encouraged. Tickets can be purchased March 17 to March 21 during the lunch hour and after school until 4 p.m. Alternate arrangements can be made by calling the CEC office, 896-5700. Don’t miss this chance to let a child feel the special joy of being treated like a princess, if only for one afternoon.


            CEC’s curling teams had an impressive showing at the regional championships in Pugwash recently. The boys team, consisting of Ben Hennigar, Drew Spinney, Sam Byers and Cameron Bégin, and the mixed team of Natalie Hearn, Nathan Smith, Katie Hennigar and Chris Burgess, captured the regional banners in an exciting tournament. Both teams will advance to the NSSAF Provincial Championships at the Lakeshore Curling Club March 21 to 23. 


            The CEC Ski Team had an eventful week at regionals. The Cougars brought home three regional banners: Intermediate girls, senior girls and senior boys. The team also had four first place individual finishes by Leigha Henderson in intermediate girls, Natalie Cudmore in senior girls, Austin MacCoul in intermediate boys and Aidan Roy in senior boys. 


            Participation in the Teens for Jeans campaign, established by Aeropostale, led to an impressive total of 456 pairs of jeans being donated by CEC to individuals in need across the country. Student Council members also went door-to-door collecting food bank donations as part of the annual Battle of the Badges food drive. More than 1,100 pounds of food was donated in just one night. Student Council would like to thank the community for their support in both of these worthwhile campaigns.


Sarah Millman is a Grade 12 student at CEC. She lives in Truro. Her Inside CEC column appears regularly in the Truro Daily News.