Life & Leisure

Are You Protected Against Pertussis and Measles?

needleTwo confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at West Hill Secondary School remind us of the importance of immunizations and keeping immunizations current. Immunization provides the best protection against pertussis and measles as well as many other infectious diseases. 


In Ontario, children are routinely immunized against whooping cough in a combination vaccine at two, four, six and 18 months and again at 4-6 years. A booster dose is routinely given at 14-16 years. A single lifetime dose is available for adults 19 to 64 years if they did not receive a booster dose at 14-16 years. This lifetime dose replaces one of the tetanus/diphtheria booster doses given every 10 years.

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GBSS Athlete of the Week

RachelBrown225Junior Badminton

Rachel Brown finished second in the competitive girl's singles badminton division at the north regionals and then met her nemesis again at the Bluewater Championships.

This time she turned the tables and won the final match to finish first place overall in Bluewater badminton.

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Meaford Students Experience Francophone Culture at Film Festival

film wheels Jean-LucST-HilaireEarlier this month, students in the French program at Georgian Bay Secondary School (GBSS) organized and arranged a fully functional French Film Festival for a large group of local students.

The event, touted as the “First annual French Film Festival”, was truly unique, featuring the showing of two acclaimed French films, as well as a realistic French cafe, and the opportunity to walk the red carpet. It even included a string quartet, and the chance to win an iPod Touch.

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