On 19 December, over 220 students decked the halls with their festive school spirit to line up for the annual Christmas Show. This event is held on the last day of school before the students depart for winter break. The sold-out show featured more than 100 participants, whose performances ranged from ethnic dances to lively pop tunes.
The festive afternoon began with a skit by Student Council, followed by a comedic exchange between Nabeel Ahsen and Mobeen Lalani, the MCs for the day. The enthusiastic pair was able to keep the crowd well amused, despite several technical difficulties that were later resolved by Stage Crew. They were followed by performances by Sixteenth Note, featuring Victoria So and Mary Getachew. The audience was then treated to a cultural dance by Ms. Miller’s dance class.
Garneau’s vocal class brought on holiday cheer with Christmas carols, and Teodora Blidaru and Sayan Faraz sang a seasonal favourite, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, setting a festive mood. A live rendition of Jackson 5’s “ABC” was performed by Garneau’s Show Choir. Without doubt, the showstopper of the afternoon was the Vice-Principal act consisting of Mr. Sharp, Ms. Liebster, Ms. Goldenberg, and Ms. Mazzaferro. The fearless quartet’s unique version of “Jingle Bells” prompted an audience-wide sing-a-long.
Another highlight of the evening included another special staff feature – a dance by Mr. Mirza accompanied by Ms. Tharshan. Both teachers drew cheers from the crowd as they showcased their dance moves alongside the MCs.
This year’s Christmas Show involved an intermission and a raffle with holiday giveaways for two lucky audience members. The winners, Rebecca Wong and Melissa Ramsingh, each received a $25 Target gift card.
“It’s a really great way of getting the student body to get more involved.” Rebecca commented. She added that the gift cards were a way for the audience members to connect with the organizers of the event.
At the end of the event, Spirit Convener Khadija Aziz came out to deliver a few words to the audience, thanking all those who had attended.
“I want to thank everyone who helped with the organization of this event for their hard work and great effort.” Khadija remarked. “I look forward to more events next semester that I hope are just as exciting.”