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Sparked from the idea to bring “home” into homeroom, St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Grade 7 and 8 classroom spaces have been reimagined into studio learning environments.

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It was a shock to the family, friends, and the community when the news former Kenora Police Chief Dan Jorgensen had passed in a tragic Kayaking accident. Member of Parliament, and Dan's Cousin, Candice Bergen paid tribute to him recently at the House of Commons.

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Dan Jorgensen. Dan loved adventure, and after his retirement he spent his time enjoying the thrill of rushing water, riding his motorcycle, and jumping out of planes. He was doing what he loved last week, kayaking in Manitoba, when he lost his life.

Dan was the kind of person who stood up for what was right, even if it was not easy. As a police officer, he uncovered suppressed evidence during a murder trial, which led to the resignation of a number of senior officers and justice being served. Dan earned the trust and admiration of many and went on to become the chief of police in Kenora.

Danny, as his family knows him, was also my cousin. He always had a big story, a strong opinion, and a knack for never being at a loss for words. Danny brought energy and passion to everything he did, including his efforts to help the homeless and less fortunate in the Kenora region.

Danny loved his family and his community. His passing leaves a big hole in that community and in our family. Danny Jorgensen, you will be missed"

Today, on what would have been his 60th birthday, community members are asked to pay tribute to Dan with a Virtual 5 km Walk, Run, or Kayak.

Last Monday he set off on what was to be a 12-day kayak trip from his home near Kenora, along the Winnipeg River, and ultimately to the skydive centre at Gimli Manitoba. When he was to reach his destination, his plan was to pull the kayak from the river and walk the remaining 5 kilometres to the Drop Zone to celebrate the completion of his journey.

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Sparked from the idea to bring “home” into homeroom, St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s Grade 7 and 8 classroom spaces have been reimagined into studio learning environments.

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