Viewing of St. Clair memorabilia to take place next Wednesday

Suggested donation of $5 per item will be used to support students in financial need

Paul Wiersma, principal at Great Lakes Secondary School, is pictured with Helen Crick, a history teacher at Great Lakes who co-chairs the school's History and Memorabilia Committee. They are standing in front of a mural at the former St. Clair Secondary School that unfortunately will not survive the upcoming renovations at the school.

The History and Memorabilia Committee at Great Lakes Secondary School is hosting the viewing of memorabilia associated with the former St. Clair Secondary School.

Great Lakes is the new school that combines the former St. Clair Secondary School and Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School.

The viewing will take place Wednesday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former St. Clair Secondary School, 340 Murphy Road.

While the most significant items will be retained for display at the renovated school site, scheduled to open in September 2018, much of the memorabilia will be available for a suggested $5 donation, with funds raised going to support students in financial need.

Helen Crick, a history teacher at Great Lakes (and the former St. Clair Secondary School), co-chairs the committee along with Laurie Webb.

The committee, which includes 20 school and community representatives, has spent evenings over several weeks identifying, collecting, photographing and cataloguing historical and memorable artifacts.

The viewing event is also an opportunity for members of the public who wish to discuss the donation of St. Clair memorabilia for possible inclusion in future school displays.

As a next step, the committee plans to repeat the process of cataloguing historical and memorable artifacts at the former SCITS site, 275 Wellington Street, where Great Lakes is currently located.

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