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Five Ways to Walk & Talk Family Challenge Winners!

May 13, 2022

Thank you Jamie and Bailey for sharing with us your well-being tips from your Five Ways to Walk & Talk Family Challenge !  
Growing happiness into our lives can help us navigate life's challenges and become more resilient. It's important to continue to seek our and uncover...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Give Winner!

May 06, 2022

Thank you Clara for sharing with us how you Give as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Giving is an essential part of well-being. Whether it be your time, your words or your presence. Giving is a two way process – your acceptance of what someone...
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Education Week: Early Learning

May 06, 2022

DSB1 Early Learning Program provides our youngest learners with a great place to grow!
Students build team capacity in early learning kindergarten classrooms and outdoor learning environments through play-based and inquiry-based instruction.
In the examples below, students at Schumacher Public School, learn about animal adaptations and animal habitats...
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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge: Keep Learning

May 05, 2022

Thank you Leland for sharing with us how you Keep Learning as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Keep Learning is such a vital part of well-being. Continue to embrace new experiences, to seek opportunities to learn and to grow. Together, we can bring to life DSB1’s...
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Education Week: Indigenous Education

May 05, 2022

DSB1 is proud to provide all students with opportunities to learn about Indigenous history, culture and ways of being. Students from New Liskeard Public School had the pleasure to learn about Jingle Dancing from Janice Wabie, a member of Timiskaming First Nation earlier this year. Chi Meegwetch for sharing your...
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Education Week: STEM

May 05, 2022

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) allows students to solve complex problems and develop transferable skills. STEM tasks enable students to apply their learning in concrete and hands-on ways.    Students in Grade 5 learn about harnessing the power of wind, a renewable resource, to move objects, using everyday...
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5 Ways to Well-Being Challenge: Be Active

May 04, 2022

Thank you Phoenix and Leland for sharing these tips to Be Active as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!

Exercising makes us feel good and is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety. It’s important to find activities that we enjoy and get moving! 

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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Take Notice Winner!

May 03, 2022

Thank you Olivia for sharing with us how you Take Notice as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Take Notice is an important part of well-being. Remembering to take time and appreciate the simple things that give us joy. Take Notice today and appreciate what matters...
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Education Week: 21st Century Literacy

May 03, 2022

DSB1 is proud to provide meaningful opportunities for students to develop 21st Century Literacy Skills.
21st Century Literacy refers to leveraging technology to communicate understanding through video, images, audio and text and the abilities necessary to problem-solve, collaborate, and present information through multimedia.

In the examples below, students use...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Connect Winner!

May 02, 2022

Thank you Ram for sharing with us how you Connect as part of the Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge!
Connect is an important part of well-being. We can connect by talking, listening, being there for others and with the environment around us. Building connections will support and enrich...
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Education Week: Math

May 02, 2022

This week is Education Week! Each day of the week, we will highlight an area of learning and show examples from DSB1 students. Today, we are proud to show how DSB1 students learn about coding as part of the elementary math curriculum. Students in Kindergarten learn how to navigate a...
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Elementary Summer Learning Program

April 29, 2022

This year DSB1 is pleased to be offering two different summer learning programs for elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 that will begin July 4, 2022 and run until July 22, 2022. 
The first option is a half-day in-person or virtual class. For in-person learning, your child will attend...
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Food for Thought - Sustainable Urban Farming project at Kapuskasing District High School

April 22, 2022

As we celebrate Earth Day, we are proud to highlight the Food for Thought - Sustainable Urban Farming  project at Kapuskasing District High School.  Food for Thought is an experiential, project-based learning initiative that teaches students how to grow food using indoor hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Students are responsible...
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Five Ways to Well-Being Staff Challenge: Give

April 19, 2022

Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Give. 
Giving is a two way process – your acceptance of what someone else gives is good for them as well as you. 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five...
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Five Ways to Well-being Staff Challenge: Keep Learning

April 12, 2022

Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣

Staff took on the challenge to Keep Learning.
When we keep learning, we can bring to life DSB1’s vision to empower all learners to achieve personal excellence! 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five Ways...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Be Active

April 08, 2022

Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Be Active. 
Exercising makes us feel good!  Find the activity that you enjoy and get moving! 
Now it’s the students' turn to show us how they demonstrate the Five Ways to Well-Being: Connect, Take Notice,...
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April 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

April 06, 2022

This month's Strategic Plan Vignette features how DSB1 schools foster environmental stewardship through varied learning opportunities! 🌎

Learn more about our Strategic Plan at www.dsb1.ca.

 

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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Take Notice

April 05, 2022


Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
Staff took on the challenge to Take Notice.
We are all busy and we rarely have time to reflect on our feelings and appreciate the small things. Take Notice today and appreciate what matters to you. 
Students, now it’s your turn...
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International Children’s Book Day

April 01, 2022


April 2 is International Children's Book Day. This year, we asked our DSB1 coaches to share with us their some of their favourite books! Together we can continue to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children’s books. 
Here were some of their favourites! 
​Book 
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CPF in partnership with the Ministry of Education

April 01, 2022

Canadian Parents for French, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is offering all French as a Second Language students the opportunity to engage in free virtual sessions to practice their French language conversational skills. 
Learn more about this opportunity available to all SK - 12 students studying...
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Five Ways to Well-being Challenge: Connect

March 31, 2022

 
Calling all DSB1 students!! 📣
DSB1 staff took on the challenge to Connect. 
We can connect by talking, listening and being there for others.  Building connections will support and enrich every day!
Students, now it’s your turn to show us how you use the...
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Blue and Yellow Vignette

March 22, 2022

We #StandWithUkraine 💙💛 On March 10, DSB1 students and staff joined other school boards across Ontario and honoured "Blue and Yellow Day".  
 

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World Poetry Day at Bertha Shaw Public School

March 21, 2022

Bertha Shaw Public School, has an interactive Bulletin Board this month in lead up to World Poetry Day.  Students had the opportunity to write and share poems individually and as a class.
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Creating Sensory Rich Experiences in Early Learning

March 10, 2022

Educator teams from Timmins Centennial Public School bundled up to participate in three days of outdoor learning with RECE and Director of Education, Jill Bienenstock from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds.  Jill shared her knowledge and expertise in creating outdoor learning experiences for our youngest students that follow the qualities of big...
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Blue and Yellow Day

March 08, 2022
​ At District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1), we value the heritage, history and traditions of the diverse population of students, families and staff across our District. We value and promote a caring and respectful culture within our schools, communities and beyond.

We #StandWithUkraine as an unjust war is...
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Our thoughts are with the Kapawe'no First Nation

March 02, 2022


Our thoughts are with the Kapawe'no First Nation and all Indigenous Nations and communities across Canada.

169 potential unmarked graves were identified outside of the former St. Eugene's Mission site, about 370 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
As the tally of these confirmations continue to grow across our...
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March 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 02, 2022


The March Strategic Plan Vignette is here!! 📣

This month, we asked our schools to show us how they foster a culture of caring. 💕 

 



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Random Act of Kindness Day

February 17, 2022


Today is Random Act of Kindness Day!
Here are how some of our schools are spreading kindness! 
Englehart P.S. has been working on a kindness wall. Each time a student does an act of kindness, they put their name, grade, and act of kindness they did onto the...
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Our thoughts are with the Keeseekoose First Nation

February 16, 2022

​ Our thoughts are with the Keeseekoose First Nation and all Indigenous Nations and communities across what we know as Canada. 
There has been another devastating confirmation of approximately 54 unmarked graves, near two former residential schools: Fort Pelly school and St. Philips residential school in Saskatchewan.  

We...
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2021-2022 Mid-Year Strategic Plan Implementation Presentation

February 03, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Administrative Council and Leads presented the mid-year Strategic Plan implementation update to the Board of Trustees. The presentation was organized according to our Strategic Plan. Presenters brought forward evidence on our three annual goals and on each of the nine Strategic Actions found in our plan....
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February 2022 Strategic Plan Vignette

February 02, 2022

This month's Strategic Plan Vignette features how we bring to life our Strategic Action of Student Voice.  In DSB1, we actively listen to and support students to become confident leaders and learners. 

 
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Building Inclusion

January 31, 2022

Over the past few days, we have witnessed acts of racism and hate in our country’s capital.

Collectively, we must speak out against such hate and take action towards an inclusive Canada.

We are reminded of the importance of education and respectful dialogue to a healthy and diverse society.
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Kindergarten Registration

January 19, 2022

  Registering your child for Kindergarten is an important milestone! 🍎
Register your child for Kindergarten at a DSB1 school throughout the month of February.

Kindergarten registrations will be done completely online! Visit our Kindergarten page to learn more and to register your child!
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French as a Second Language Plan Presentation

January 18, 2022
Superintendent Niemi and her team presented the DSB1 French as a Second Language Plan to the Board of Trustees. on January 18, 2022.  The team presented highlights of the data gathered for the creation of the plan, as well as the goals that will be included in the plan.  The presentation was...
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Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space

January 06, 2022

Timmins High & Vocational School raised $2,000 for Living Space in memory of former student Riley Duchesne.  Dakota, Evan and Brady proudly presented the donation to Kelsey MacDonnell, Volunteer Coordinator with Living Space.  The funds raised will support the important work that Living Space is doing in the community.  We are so proud...
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The December Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣

December 15, 2021
 
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they connect with community partners.🙌
We’re so thrilled to see how our schools collaborate with community partners to create meaningful learning experiences for students! 💗






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This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

November 22, 2021

This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  
Bullying prevention and intervention is about more than eliminating bullying. Bullying prevention promotes the development of healthy relationships, both in-person and online.  These relationships are important to developing and maintaining mentally healthy and caring learning environments.  
Students who have quality...
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November's Vignette: Outdoor Learning

November 03, 2021

  This month, our Strategic Plan vignette features our strategic action of Growth Mindset.  Outdoor learning is a key component to fostering curiosity and building new skills.  
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Treaties Recognition Week

November 02, 2021

  Miigwetch to the students in the Cree classes at R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School for this beautiful video, reminding us that we are all treaty people.
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Parent Involvement Committee

October 27, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) had a great first meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  The meeting included 15 family members, a member of the community, the Chair of the Board and four school administrators!
PIC is open to any DSB1 family member who would like to participate.  
There are...
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Local Government Week is October 18 to 22!

October 18, 2021

This week, the DSB1 along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week. 

School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens...
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KLDCS Students explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition!

October 06, 2021

  Students at Kirkland Lake District Composite School created a video to explain this year's Skills Ontario robotics competition! 🤩

A message from the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition:   “ I’m one of the Technical Co-Chairs for the Skills Ontario Robotics competition. I’m responsible for...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Mackenzie, Indigenous Student Trustee

October 01, 2021


​ “It is essential to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because it honours all those still suffering from the intergenerational trauma caused by these injustices to the Indigenous people. It commemorates all those who are still suffering from these injustices, those who never made it home, all...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Ci-Bee

September 30, 2021
​ "The reason why it’s important to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to honour the survivors of the residential schools, to the mothers and fathers who never got to see their children again, and for those who lost their wild and free inner child that day, and...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Johanna

September 29, 2021

​"As a settler and a teacher, it is important for me to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in a visible way. In order to develop a culture of caring and a sense of belonging in our schools, all students must be seen and heard. Steps like this will...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Noah

September 28, 2021
  Thank you Noah for sharing why the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada are so important.  Let us follow Noah’s lead and take action to improve our relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in our country. 
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Janelle

September 27, 2021
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Janelle, a DSB1 student, has an important message for all of us as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches.  She highlights why it is important to reflect on the legacy of residential schools and take action towards reconciliation.  
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - George Rose Paul Martin

September 24, 2021

" I'm a survivor. Put your orange shirt on and walk with us on September 30 for survivors everywhere. I love you all. Let's walk for our ancestors and always remember to love." -   George Rose Paul Martin
This year, September 30 will be designated as National Day for...
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Welcome Back!

September 10, 2021

It has been amazing to see so many smiling faces in our schools over the last week!  Wishing every DSB1 student and staff the best year ever! 

 

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Happy Retirement!

June 22, 2021

We would like to thank Superintendents Jo-Ann Farmer and Pearl Fong-West for their incredible years of service!  Both have had long and meaningful careers with District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1). Superintendent Farmer joined the organization in 1995 as a Vice-Principal.  She was also a Principal, Lead for Special...
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DSB1 Virtual Pride Parade

June 17, 2021

DSB1 is proud to bring to you our 2021 Virtual Pride Parade to celebrate Pride Month! 🌈 Thank you to the Mental Health Team for creating the video and to everyone who participated and showed us their Pride! Enjoy!
 
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#ReadyForKindergarten Contest Winners!

June 17, 2021


​We are so pleased to announce our three regional winners for the #readyforkindergarten contest!   🎉Congratulations to our Northern Regional winner Alaina from Cochrane Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Central Regional winner Gavin from Bertha Shaw Public School!   🎉Congratulations to our Southern Regional winner Miles from New...
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June 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

June 16, 2021
​   The June Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
Check-out our last vignetter of the 2020-2021 School year! This month, we asked our schools to show us how they’ve been innovating throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. 💪

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2021-2022 Student Trustees

June 02, 2021

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) Student Senate comprises three students from each secondary school, one of whom identifies as Indigenous. The Senate elected two Student Trustees and one Indigenous Student Trustee to represent them at the board table next year.  A motion was passed at the Board meeting...
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May 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

May 19, 2021
  The May Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how they boost their mental health and well-being. Come see how our students and staff embrace wellness and well-being in this month’s vignette! 🙌

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Five Ways to Well-Being Challenge Winners

May 07, 2021
Congratulations to the  Five   Ways   to   Well-being   Challenge  winners! DSB1 participated in the Five Ways to Well-Being Campaign as part of Mental Health Week. 
We hosted a challenge, encouraging students to submit how they bring to life the Five Ways to Well-Being: Connect, Take Notice, Be Active, Keep...
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Distance Learning Announcement

April 29, 2021

Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, the government moved all students to distance learning indefinitely.  When there is a change in messaging, we will communicate this information.  Students in our high support classes continue to be support in-person or virtually. 
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April 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

April 21, 2021
  The April  Strategic Plan vignette is here!! 📣
This month, we asked our schools to show us how students engage in learning outdoors. Come see how our students and staffs embrace the great outdoors in this month’s vignette! 🙌

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March 2021 Strategic Plan Vignette

March 31, 2021

  Our Strategic Plan Vignettes are back by popular demand! 📣

 This month, we asked our schools to show us how they continue to build school spirit, and wow did they ever!  We’re so thrilled to see how our schools are keeping spirits high during these trying times.
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Raise Funds for Zack's Crib!

March 30, 2021

Ms. Pollock's BTT10A Class and Mr. Code's Grade 11 Welding Class from Timiskaming District Secondary School are hosting a Facebook auction from April 6 th to April 8 th to raise funds for Zack's Crib.
Zack's Crib is a local charity working towards developing and establishing a safe bed...
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Spartan Skills - Trades Up!

March 29, 2021
  Student Success and Pathways continues to support students in exploring skilled trades and showcasing their work.  They are hosting "Trades Up" skills competitions as a fun and creative way to engage students.  Here is a video of students at Englehart High School participating in Trades up.  They created 14 garden...
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Word Up Podcast

March 22, 2021
​ DSB1's Indigenous Instructional Coach, Erin Buchmann, has launched a podcast called Word Up.   She is joined by a different co-host from one of our schools and a special guest for each episode. Tune-in to explore and learn about our collective history and how we can prepare young people to create...
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Thank you Glencore Kidd Operations!

March 10, 2021
​ District School Board North East is truly grateful for the support and kindness from Glencore Kidd Operations. Their generous donation will go a long way in keeping our students, staff and schools safe during these trying times. It is with our greatest appreciation that we thank Glencore Kidd Operations for...
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Snow Sculpture Contest at RMSS

March 09, 2021


Our talented students and staff from Roland Michener Secondary School organized a snow sculpture challenge for the month of February. Snow piles were made by Mr. Beerman, a local contractor, and classes spent a few weeks making their sculptures. Check out the letter from Mrs. Standeven’s class, as...
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KLDCS Corona Can’t Challenge!

March 09, 2021

During the month of February, the students and staff from Kirkland Lake District Composite School took part in the "Corona Can’t Challenge". Check out their YouTube clip to see how they continue to thrive during the pandemic!