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Thank you!








The PAC would like to extend it’s sincerest appreciation of everyone that was involved in this year’s Spring Carnival!

The Volunteers – from Set Up to Take Down and everything in between, without the amazing group of volunteers, the Carnival simply would not have been possible.  The Carnival was another example of the wonderful spirit of community that exists at Dorothy Lynas and that was best exemplified by the over 100 volunteers who gave of their time and energy Thank You!

The School Staff & Administration – for supporting the Carnival from its planning to the big day itself!  Special thank you to Principal Todd, Vice Principal Wheatley, Mrs. Barnett and Miss Harin for assisting in various ways on Carnival Day!

Our Community Sponsors – we are fortunate to have a number of great sponsors who show their support time and time again for our great School. This year’s Carnival sponsors were:

The Cooperators – Colin Melnyk Agencies
Milk2Go provided by Nesters
Carina Organics
Moja Coffee
Local Lift Juice Bar
The Modern Pantry

We encourage our Dorothy Lynas community to support these fine local businesses who graciously support our School!

The Carnival Planning Committee – we were extremely fortunate this year to have had an incredible group of volunteers who led the Carnival Planning effort this year.  In record time (with many thanks to past Carnival leadership), this Committee selflessly gave of their time and their expertise to make the Carnival a reality.  This year’s Carnival Planning Committee included:

Jennifer Cram
Eliza Mui
Chris Gaydon
Katie Gaydon
Rosa Romero
Amanda Webster
Cheryl Fourie
Susan Kanaoya
Alikie Knight
Yael Zachs
Norisa Anderson
Suzanne Siemens
Kim Grimwood
Rahim Rajan
The Grade 7 Farewell Committee

And last but not at all least, a massive thank you to our incredible Dorothy Lynas Community for coming out this past Saturday and your tremendous support of the Carnival!  The day is as special as it is because of the incredible turn out and school spirit that is displayed throughout the day.  Thank you for your support and for making our community so special!

Visit the Volunteer Appreciation Station on Friday June 8th!

Tomorrow is Dorothy Lynas Fun Day.  Please come by the Annex Staff room from 10:25am to 12:05pm to visit the Volunteer Appreciation Station – have a snack, visit with the teachers and view some great artwork!

Carnival Top Ten

With only one sleep to go, we bring you the …

Carnival TOP TEN!








  1. Food & tickets are cash only…, bring cash!
  2. Bring a towel for the Foam Dance Party and if you’re a Grade 7 student getting dunked also a bathing suit/change of clothes
  3. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat, it’s going to be a sunny day
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Come early to avoid the line ups
  6. There is more than one ticket sales table
  7. Set a meeting spot with your kids/parents
  8. Don’t forget about the indoor activities
  9. Take lots of pictures – #dlcarnival
  10. HAVE A BLAST!!!

Only TWO Days Away!

The weather is going to be amazing and the plans are set for an amazing Carnival Saturday.  Well…almost!

Don’t Forget Your Cake Walk Donations!

Please remember to bring those cakes or other baked goods for the famous Cake Walk, one of the most popular events at the Carnival.  You can drop off your donations at the school on Saturday before the Carnival starts at noon.  All home made and store bought creations welcome!

Take Down Volunteers Needed

Once it’s all said and done, we need to make sure that the school is ready to go for the kids on Monday.  We could use all the help we can get to make the clean up process as quick as possible.  Every helping hand is welcome. Please sign up and stick around for a bit longer after the Carnival ends to help clean up.


Only three more days!

The Spring Carnival is Only THREE Days Away!

Last Call for Bottle Donations

Please remember to bring those bottles by the school office today.  Our Adult Bottle Table organizers need a few days to get the bottles labeled and ready before Saturday.


Thank you  Volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to volunteer this Saturday – 75% of the spots have been filled.  We need about 35 more people to set up and volunteer in order for the Carnival to run smoothly.  Only one hour of your time will make a world of difference to the Carnival team and our kids!  Please be sure to sign up today if you haven’t already.


Volunteers Needed for the Spring Carnival

It takes a village!

Our Grade 4/5 planning committee has done an amazing job organizing this fun day for our school. It takes a n amount of time and resources to pull off the Spring Carnival, and they need our help.  Our call for volunteers for the class assigned stations did not generate the  support we need.  Sadly, if we don’t get more volunteer commitment, some of the rides and booths will need to be cancelled.  We ask that everyone – parents, grandparents, siblings in high school, give just one hour to make the event the huge success it can be and the amazing day our kids look forward to every year.

The following  rides require more volunteers by Thursday, or we will be forced to cancel them.  Please sign up today!




Cake Walk

Nail Painting

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle

Volunteer Check In



Adult Bottle Table


Foam Dance Party

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Nail Painting

Pablo the Porcupine Game

Prize Wheel

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle



Adult Bottle Table

Cake Walk

Candy Table

Climbing Wall

Dunk Tank

Foam Dance Party

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Nail Painting

Pablo the Porcupine Game

Plinko Game

Price Wheel

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle

Wizzard Bouncy Castle



Take Down

Cake Walk Donations Welcome!

Calling all Bakers!

The Cake Walk is one of the most popular activities each year at the Spring Carnival.  Please help us make this booth the success it always is by donating a cake (or cupcakes).  Not a baker?  Place an order with your local bakery.

Please sign up to let us know your donation is coming.

Baked goods can be dropped off at the school on Friday between 3pm and 5pm or on Saturday before 11am.

Thank you for your support!


Carnival is 6 days away and we need bottles!

If you have been to a Dorothy Lynas Carnival before, you know the excitement that surrounds the Adult Bottle Table.  To make this booth happen, we need your bottles – wine, beer, soap…anything in bottle form is accepted.  Please submit your donations into the school office no later than Wednesday.

What is the Adult Bottle Table anyway?

Probably the most addictive booth of the Carnival and most certainly the place where you can find most parents at any given time.  Buy a ticket and take your chance at winning a bottle of fish oil or a 40 oz of Vodka.

Save the Date! Carnival is on June 2nd

Our Dorothy Lynas Spring Carnival needs YOU to volunteer your time.

The success of the Carnival relies on volunteers! As we are very close to carnival time, and were quite late getting organized this year so are under a bit of a time crunch, we are assigning each class a station to help ensure that we get the volunteers that we need to run this amazing Carnival that the kids love so much. There are 3 timeslots at each station (12pm to 1pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm) that will need to be filled by 1 or 2 people each.

We also NEED TO HAVE a couple of current certified First Aiders who will be on site from 12-3 to administer First Aid if need be. These 2 volunteer spots are included on SignUp so please signup if you will be at the Carnival and are certified and willing to provide this service.

If you are not able to volunteer, please consider helping in other ways – sign up to bring a cake for the Cake Walk, or bring bottles for the Adult Bottle table (a huge hit with the parents each year!).  Cakes can be dropped off at the school on Friday June 1st between 3pm and 5pm or on Saturday June 2nd before 11am. Bottles for the Adult Bottle table can be dropped off at the office any time before the Carnival.

Please don’t put off what you can do today and go right to the sign in below and sign up to do your part for our amazing school community. We really need to populate this SignUp as quickly as we can.

Link to SignUp:

We’re using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Spring Carnival.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Spring Carnival SignUp on SignUp.com

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Jen Cram at and she can sign you up manually.

Class Assigned Stations:

E01 (Denny) – Volunteer Check-in (timeslots are 11:30-12:3012:30-1:30 and 1:30-2:30 instead)
E02 (Lonnenberg) – Nail painting coordinator
E03 (Hogan) – Cornhole game
E04 (Shynkaryk) – Adult Bottle table
E05 (Fulton) – Floater (asking you to fill 2 of 10 spots in each timeslot so that we have backup volunteers if we need to call on you)
E06 (Badesha) – Saturday Setup (timeslot is 10-12pm although you may not be needed at 10. You will receive an email on Fri.)
E07 (Williams) – Climbing Wall
E08 (Jones) – Prizes distribution window
E09 (McMullin) – Ticket Sales outside school entrance
E10 (Stewart) – Floater (asking you to fill 2 of 10 spots in each timeslot so that we have backup volunteers if we need to call on you)
E11 (Reid) – Floater (asking you to fill 2 of 10 spots in each timeslot so that we have backup volunteers if we need to call on you)
E12 (Manness) – Plinko game
E13 (Karmali) – Under the Sea bouncy castle
F01 (Borak) – Candy Table
F02 (Quirling) – Dunk Tank
F03 (Hulme) – Prize Wheel game
F04 (Gonzalez) – Calk Walk game
F05 (Langer) – Inflatable Obstacle Course
F06 (Fraser) – Ticket Sales outside Multipurpose room
F07 (Orellana)- Floater (asking you to fill 2 of 10 spots in each timeslot so that we have backup volunteers if we need to call on you)
F08 (Labrecque) – Foam Dance party
F09 (Voth) – Takedown on Saturday (timeslot is 3-5pm although it may not take that long)
F10 (Parin) – Floater (asking you to fill 2 of 10 spots in each timeslot so that we have backup volunteers if we need to call on you)
F11 (Davidson) – Pablo the Porcupine game
F12 (Howe/Ribiere) – Wizzard bouncy castle

A Message From Your PAC Chair

Your PAC Executive for 2018/19

We are pleased to announce that at Monday evening’s Annual General Meeting, the following members of our Dorothy Lynas community of volunteers were elected to serve on the PAC Executive for the 2018/19 school year:
Members at Large:  Giulia Desrochers, Dagne Fortin & Jennifer Cram
Secretary:  Kim Grimwood
Treasurer: Wayne Audette
Vice Chairperson: Jason Brunelle
Chairperson: Rahim Rajan
We would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the PAC Executive and wish them the very best in their service to the Dorothy Lynas School community.
We would also like to extend a very special thank you to the outgoing members of the PAC Executive who have served with dedication, distinction and passion. Our entire school community owes a sincere debt of gratitude to the following individuals for their service and we wish them the very best as they move on!
Shaireen Sayani
Suzanne Siemens
Kerry Smith
Sophie Hsia
Shari Virjee Tanada

Coordinator Opportunities

The PAC would also like to announce the creation of various “Coordinator” roles that will assist in ensuring the various aspects of our robust Dorothy Lynas school community activities are realized every year.  It is our hope that by creating these roles, the service involved will be manageable and shared amongst a larger group. The Coordinators are not members of the PAC Executive and are therefore not required to attend the Executive Meetings. Their efforts will be focused around the specific responsibilities of the role and ensuring its deliverables. The Coordinator Roles are great ways to get involved, learn and help out without taking on too much.  If you are interested in volunteering in any of the roles below, please send an email to with the specific role you are interested in. Thank you so much for your consideration (and hopefully for your involvement!).
Communications Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Fundraising & Events Coordinator
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Primary Representative
Intermediate Representative