Regional Drama Festival

The annual Regional Drama festival was held this past week at the Lawrence O’Brien Art center.

We spoke with Matthew Barrett the Manager at the O’Brien art center.

He says the drama festival began this past Monday on March 11 and ended yesterday on March 14.

Barrett says they held three different school plays each evening.

On Monday, the first performance was by the Rigolet students from the Northern Lights Academy School, followed by students from JC Erhardt Memorial School in Makkovik and then the Queen of Peace Middle school finished off for the evening.

Barrett says Tuesday evening students from Menihek High School from Labrador City performed then the Eric G Lambert students from Churchill Falls, followed by the Happy Valley Goose Bay students from Mealy Mountain Collegiate.

And the last performances were held Wednesday by our hometown students of Jens Haven Memorial School, then the Amos Comenius School from Hopedale showed off their talents, followed by the Henry Gordon Academy students from Cartwright.

Thursday afternoon was the award ceremony, and this year the Judicator was Steve O’Connell an actor from the TV show Republic of Doyle who was one of the cops.

Over all this was a great week, students hold good friendships towards one another.

And the Mealy Mountain Collegiate School won this year’s regional drama festival and will be traveling to St, John’s area for the Provincial Drama Festival in April.