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Have a great summer!

Stewart Park SwimCCSTA would like to wish you all the best for a happy, relaxing and much-deserved summer break!

Our CCSTA office will be closed over the summer months throughout July and August and we'll re-open again following the Labour Day weekend. We will be occasionally checking our emails, so please don't hesitate to send us a note at Please know that we may not get back to you right away, but we'll do our best.

Have a great summer, and we'll see you in September!


Opening Doors of Mercy Display at St. Thomas Aquinas High School

St Thom 2It has been a tradition for many years that St. Thomas Aquinas High School's art team has been creating huge art displays for the foyer of the school.  Each year a new display is created based on the theme for Catholic Education Week.  

This year’s display inside the Kenora Catholic District School Board’s school is absolutely breath taking.

This year the display is called "Opening Doors of Mercy" and it's based around nine different displays that represent the corporal and spiritual works of mercy:

Mercy that Loves (family, mother and child); Mercy that forgives; Mercy that feeds the hungry; Mercy that cares for the sick; Mercy that welcomes; Mercy that rejoices; Mercy that shelters, and; Mercy that prays.

Read more: Opening Doors of Mercy Display at St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Two Veteran Trustees acclaimed as CCSTA President and Vice President

Marino-GazzolaWhen there are combined decades of dedication to Catholic education sitting at the helm of the CCSTA Board of Directors, there’s little doubt the following two years will be filled with continued action and a strong voice.

At the 2016 AGM held in Yellowknife in June, Marino Gazzola was acclaimed as CCSTA President and Tony Sykora was named Vice President.

Gazzola and Sykora are no strangers to Catholic education or to CCSTA, for that matter.

A product of the Catholic education system, Gazzola first became involved as a trustee with the Wellington Catholic District School Board in Ontario in 1990 when a sitting trustee became ill and had to resign. Gazzola was appointed and has sat as a trustee ever since, serving on all committees, chair of all of them at different times, as well as six years as vice chair and now in his 14th one-year term as Chair of the Board. Since that time, Gazzola has served as Chair locally, served a total of nine years in different positions provincially, including a two-year term as President, and currently still sits as regional representative on the provincial Board of Directors.

Read more: Two Veteran Trustees acclaimed as CCSTA President and Vice President

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