Saturday, July 6, 2013 – Grand Opening of the Simotwet Nursery School in Memory of Erna and Elmer Straub

The celebrations began as we entered the Simotwet grounds.  Last year, the students from Sir John Franklin school of Yellowknife completed and opened the primary school.  Today,  Kathy (Straub) Jacobson and her family were on hand to open the nursery school that was donated by family members of Erna and Elmer Straub in their memory.

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Large crowds follows the Canadians from the gate to the site

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Several trees were planted

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Kathy receives flowers as she pins A Canada button on some of the children who will benefit from the school

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A large crowd was on hand and speeches were being delivered

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Tour of the old nursery school

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The new school

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Merle, Kathy, Jessica and Samantha Jacobson

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Inside look at the nursery school with the children who will benefit from the classrooms

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Thank  you to all the Straub family for honoring and remembering Erna and Elmer with a gift that will keep on giving.