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J.C. Charyk Hanna School

How Immigration Has Affected Alberta Over the Last 150 Years

Trickster Theatre logoOur students at J.C. Charyk Hanna School will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre for one week to create an original performance based around our theme.

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How Immigration Has Affected Alberta Over the Last 150 Years


J.C. Charyk School is located in Hanna, 220 km north east of Calgary.  Our school is home to a public rural school of approximately 465 students from kindergarten to grade twelve.

Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on How Immigration has Affected Alberta Over the Last 150 Years.

We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!

  • Full Project Summary

    J.C. Charyk Hanna students will research and explore the theme of “How immigration has affected rural central Alberta over the last 150 years”, including a detailed examination about the growing population of people from the Philippines.

    Students in kindergarten to grade 3 will research where and how they came to rural Alberta by gathering stories from family and local community members to learn more about their heritage.

    Grade 4 to 6 students will examine patterns of immigration, why immigrants chose to settle in central Alberta and then determine how they are included in this history. This will include a look at the large Hutterite population in Central Alberta.

    Students in grades 7 to 9 will examine the growing Filipino population in our community and the benefits we experience from their presence.

    All classes will explore all of these connections by creating pieces from the stories they have gathered.

  • Project Outcome

    J.C. Charyk School’s Mission Statement for Striving for Excellence aims “To provide students with the skills needed to become productive, responsible citizens while promoting lifelong learning”. As members of J.C. Charyk School’s learning community, we see Trickster’s Artist in Residence as a perfect complement to this mission. The Artist in Residence experience is a transformational leadership type of opportunity that will afford students, staff, and parents a rich and varied time of lasting creativity and expression, that permits them ownership of their future and past community history


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  • What is Trickster Theatre

    Trickster Theatre hosts weeklong residencies in Alberta schools. We help create an original show with up to 500 actors - on any theme. We provide the lights, curtains, sounds, costumes, and more! 

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