iLITE 2013 James Cardinal McGuigan (01.30.13)

iLITE logo (update)

Our second of 4 iLITE Conferences was held at James Cardinal McGuigan.  Close to 508 students, 36 teachers, 18 workshops, 612 juice boxes and 1176 slices of pizza!

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Everything we do is rooted in our FAITH
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Student leaders from St. John the Evangelist give high-fives to leaders that enter the gym setting the lively tone for the event
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We warm it up with Free the Children who teach use 4 moves as part of the We Day Dance
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The event is hosted by Twixx aka Stefan Ntansah (Francis Libermann) and Olivia Campbell (Loretto Abby)
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St. Leaders and teachers from St. Philip Neri lead us in prayer
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Superintendent Josie DiGiovanni provides some words of welcome and leadership
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2013 iLITE Keynote Speaker Joel Hilchey loves mouse traps
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Student leader from Immaculate Conception conquers her fear by taking a risk
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“Give her a round of applause everybody!” (She looks relieved)
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Joel explains that complicated things need to be broken down into simple parts
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Tempted to set off RAT traps……..Joel let’s him do it and you can feel the power of the snap!
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Student leaders create a secret zookeeper handshake
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Are we suppose to handshake or thumb wrestle?
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“Let me show you”
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Molly Burke from Free the Children takes about her struggles, journey, success, and motivation
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Disa captures the message of each speaker scribing with pictures
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A dance competition decides who gets lunch first!

After pizza was served, an onslaught of crazy talent blessed the iLITE stage.

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Poets Randel Adjei and Lance Bucknor from R.I.S.E. Poetry
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Student leader from St. Philip Neri bravely sings his rendition of Louis Armstrong’s, What a Wonderful World
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MC Testament from P.E.A.C.E. (aka Matthew Jones) hits the crowd with some hip hop
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The crowd is then blown away the powerful voice of Linda Luztono
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The Geek Freaks then blow up the stage with their dance freestyle
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Check out the Geek Freaks on Much Music
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Geek Freek Mikey doesn’t appear to have any bones in his body!
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Mikey Mike from Positive Gear gets the crowd dancing
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Even the teachers get into it – Nice moves Mr. Wright!
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Schools created a presentation board to highlight and share their awesome student leadership initiatives
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St. Philip Neri – Milk bags for Haiti
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St. Gerard Majella
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St. Martha
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St. Francis Xavier
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Immaculate Conception
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St. Paschal Baylon
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St. John the Evangelist
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St. Wilfrid
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St. Fidelis

In the afternoon, all the participants broke out into 18 different leadership workshops.

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Andre Fullerton (Focus on Youth) and Mikey Masci (Positive Gear)
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Mario Addessa & Liane Paixao (TCDSB) – Power 2.0 Web Tools
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Randel Adjei and Lance Bucknor (RISE Poetry) – Spoken Word 101
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Latoya Rodney – Making the right choices
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Free the Children – World Map
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Isabel Ng-Lai & Miranda Dela Cruz (1Focus) – The glass elevator
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Kevin D’Souza (John Maxwell Team) – Hold Your Image
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Kevin Lobo (TCDSB) – Catholic Leadership and Social Justice
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Kevin Welbes-Godin (OECTA) – Safe and Inclusive Communities for LGBT Students (Teacher Workshop)
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Jessica Colucci (Angel Foundation) – The Leadership Toolbox

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After the workshops, all the participants gathered back in the gym for our concluding prayer service.

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Cameron Magee and Angelie Flores lead us in prayer)
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The prayer service was graced by the voice of Justin Bacchus
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Life is empty without you lord
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Moving from loving ones self as we start to thing about Me to We
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God’s 2 greatest commandments
James-Cardinal-McGuigan (resized)
Contact Disa at http://www.dscribe.ca

Keep the learning going by printing out this picture as a reminder of all the key messages from iLITE 2013.

Check out Geek Freak iLITE Teaser Video

Thanks for coming to iLITE.

Follow Michael Consul @MikeCLeadership for some leadership wisdom and various opportunities to get involved.

iLITE St. Pat’s next!!!

One thought on “iLITE 2013 James Cardinal McGuigan (01.30.13)

  1. Thank you for sharing such samples of greatness, much appreciated. As always, keep up the incredible work! Peace and Hope, Steve De Quintal Teacher, Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton CSS, 1515 Bloor St. W.. Toronto, Ontario M6P-1A3. 416-393-5545 ext. 84293 “To Think, to pray and to serve.” The Hebrew word ‘Hesed’ expresses two things: fidelity and tenderness. In our civilization we can be tender but unfaithful, and faithful without tenderness. Our world is waiting for communities of tenderness and fidelity. They are coming. – J. Vanier *****You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*****

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