iLITE 2013 – Father John Redmond (01.29.13)

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Our first of 4 iLITE Conferences started at Father John Redmond.  Close to 200 students, 13 teachers, 17 workshops, 250 juice boxes and 492 slices of pizza!

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Everything we do is rooting in Christ
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Disa, our talented scribe starts her masterpiece
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DJ Fresh cues up his first song
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Free the Children get ready to lead the opening dance
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Student leaders perform the “We Day'” Dance @ iLITE
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We start off our morning with Prayer
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Thanks to Glynnis Bernardo Dawson from the board’s Religion Team for writing our opening prayer
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Principal Diane Parwicki welcomes the iLITE leaders into Redmond
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iLITE 2013 Keynote Speaker – Joel Hilchey who spoke about “Our Journey Towards Our Best Self.”
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Brave student volunteer inspects one of Joel’s mouse traps

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“Be very careful when touching these”
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Joel speaks about the importance of taking “intelligent” risks, like disengaging a mouse trap with your bare hands

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When we take risk, we grow!
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“Juggling, like anything else, is easy when you break it down.”
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What juggle balls when you can juggle loaded mouse traps
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“Everyone needs to find a partner and create a zookeeper secret handshake”

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Twixx shakes it out before our next speaker
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Maggie Uldrich our next speaker from FTC talks about the importance of taking action in our world and communities
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Disa captures both speakers in pictures
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A dance competition including teachers is our method of deciding who gets lunch first
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Students win hands down!
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Eating in the cafeteria all together feels like high school
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Write a comment below and tell us what school you’re from
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Write a comment below and tell us what school you’re from
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Write a comment below and tell us what school you’re from
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Leave a comment below and let us know what school you are from.
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MC Testament (Matthew Jones from P.E.A.C.E.) leads off the lunch time talent showcase
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Lunch also brought a special guest from the NFL – Orlando Franklin from the Denver Broncos (my you look smile Mikey)
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Singer sensation Linda Luztono blesses us with her voice
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Search Linda Luztono to see her vocal chords in action
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MC Insight – Tanika Reilly from (Por Amor) brings the hip hop to the crowd
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Up next, the Geek Freaks bring down the house with their insane dance moves
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Mikey Mike and the crew get everyone dancing!
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Photo op with all the artist
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Participating schools created presentation boards to highlight and share awesome leadership initiatives at their school.

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St. Benedict
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Transfiguration of our Lord
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St. Pius

In the afternoon we broke out into 17 different leadership workshops

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Free the Children – World Map
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Tanika Reilly, Matthew Jones (Por Amor & Peace) – Using the arts for the spirit, body, and mind
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Maria Tavares – The Power of Believing
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Randell Adjei, Lance Bucknor (R.I.S.E. Poetry) – Spoken Word 101
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Kevin D’Souza (John Maxwell Team) – Hold Your Image
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Jessica Colucci (Angel Foundation) – The Leadership Toolbox
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Michael Kerr (Colour of Poverty, Colour of Change) – Why does different mean bad when DIVERSITY is GODD!?
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Richard Rainford (Money Smarts 4 Kids) – Give Yourself Credit
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Toronto Public Health – Rethink what you drink
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Kevin Welbes-Godin (OECTA) – Safe & Inclusive Communities for LGBT Students & Kevin Lobo (TCDSB) – Catholic Leadership & Social Justice
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After the afternoon workshops, we gathered back into the theater to end our awesome day with awesome prayer.

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Students walk in as we convert Redmond’s theater into a place of worship
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Angelie Flores, Devaun Cashe and the talent Justin Bacchus lead the prayer service.

Thanks for attending iLITE 2013.  Keep in touch. Take Action.  Be the change!!

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FTC thanks all the schools for donating their pennies to help provide clean water for the children of Kenya.

Get involved with free the children.  Go to www.freethechildren.com

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Watch the Geek Freaks iLITE Video Trailer

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Go to: http://www.joelhilchey.com/

 www.joelhilchey.com

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Thanks for coming to iLITE. Follow me @MikeCLeadership
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See you @ iLITE James Cardinal McGuigan!!!

3 thoughts on “iLITE 2013 – Father John Redmond (01.29.13)

  1. Looks like a terrific and inspirational day for everyone involved.

    Keep up the good work and pass on the message. We are stronger when we work and pray together!!

    1. Thanks Ann! iLITE pics from St. Pat’s and Blessed Mother Teresa will be up later this week. Over 1600 students over 4 events, many of them I asked thought the closing prayer service was their favourite part!!

  2. I believe this particular article , “iLITE
    2013 – Father John Redmond (01.29.13) Catholic Student Leadership”, especially engaging and also the blog post was in
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