Story Arts Centre

Canadian sailor

Where would Canada be without patriotism?

Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre hosted a Remembrance Day service last Friday, where students, faculty, and community members alike came together to listen to the testimonies of two Second World War veterans and one current sub-lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy, currently in his 23rd year of active service.

Ravisangar "Ravi" Apputhurai.

Centennial’s Ravisangar ‘Ravi’ Apputhurai honoured at memorial

Ravi Apputhurai, 48, was a stable presence at Centennial College, where he spent over 30 years as a member of the security team, ensuring the safety and well-being of the people in the school and the area. He died suddenly on March 9, and was honoured a week later in a memorial service at the college’s East York campus.

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Sponsors of Syrian refugee family wanted to make a difference

The Toronto couple acknowledged that they had been moved to sponsor a Syrian family with children after the sheer tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was found dead on the beaches of Turkey. The couple joined an existing private sponsorship group, Kensington Assistance for Refugees (KARE), last year.

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East York fine arts students shine at ‘Mercurial’

“Due to my disability, I find freedom in the water. So generally because most of the time I’m in a wheelchair I find it easier to be out in the water because I have the freedom and mobility I don’t necessarily have on land,” Victoria Grzincic said. Her featured piece depicts a mermaid.