ESA hosts The Inside Ride!

ESA Student Council  hosts The Inside Ride to raise funds to support kids and families dealing with pediatric cancer. ESA’s second Inside Ride is January 16th! Sign up and donation forms are available here online.

We’re extremely excited to be supporting such a fantastic cause and are looking forward to event day! Learn more about The Inside Ride and kids cancer here.


ESA Fall Food Drive

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Please join SEEDS Me to We and the ESA Student Council in our Fall Food Drive, in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Most needed items include:

  • rice;
  • flour;
  • pasta;
  • canned fish and meats;
  • stews and soups;
  • canned or dried beans;
  • canned fruits and vegetables;
  • fruit juices;
  • canned or powdered milk;
  • cereals;
  • tomato sauce;
  • peanut butter; and,
  • baby products.

Collection bins will remain in the Library until the end of the week.  Please consider picking up a few extra items when grocery shopping this weekend.

Learn more at Hunger Count 2012.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Halloween Dance, Spirit Week and SPC Cards

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The Halloween Dance is this Friday, October 25th from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. You can purchase tickets in the foyer: Juniors are $8; Seniors are $6; Guests are $10.


Spirit Week

Spirit Week starts this Wednesday, October 23rd with “Wednesdays, We Wear Pink.”


SPC Cards

Student Council will be selling SPC cards until the end of lunch on Thursday, October 24th. Cards are $9 each. SPC cards get students discounts at many major retailers.


Semi-formal the balance is due!

All students who put down a $30 deposit for a semi ticket are reminded that the balance of the ticket ($25 for Students, $27 for guests) is due today. There will be student council members in the front foyer at lunch to receive the balance.

ESA Big Screen Student Film Festival

School Council is pleased to announce that through parent volunteer efforts there will be a student film festival.

The BIG SCREEN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL will take place on Wednesday, February 20 at the Queensway Cineplex Odeon Cinema at 1025 the Queensway (at Islington) at 4:00 pm, doors open at 3:45pm.

Students’ 60-second films from grades 9 – 12 will be screened.  Industry professionals such as editors, directors, sound designers, animators, music composers, film distributors, etc. will be attending the event, and they will hand out special merit awards in a few categories, after the screening.

This is a great opportunity for students, and their friends and families to see and hear their films in a big screen movie theatre setting (and they can get popcorn…).

Tickets will be on sale during lunch hours in the main foyer, starting Tuesday, February 12th. Limited seats so get your tickets soon.

All tickets for students and adults will be $5.00

Deadline for film submissions is Monday Feb 11th.

See you at the movies!


Please note that while this is an event for ESA Film students, their friends and family, it is not a Board or school sanctioned event. There will be no school staff supervisors at this event. 


Get Your Fosse Tickets Now!

The students at ESA would love to invite everyone to the evening performances of A Tribute to “Fosse” on Weds the 13th and Thurs the 14th at 7:00 PM!! Get your tickets at!! Its gunna be a great performance!

Thank you for supporting the Inside Ride!

On January 13th, 203 riders and volunteers came together for the first Inside Ride at ESA. Their goal – to raise $7,500 for pediatric cancer. In a couple of hours,  they raised over $13,700! 100% of the funds raised go to initiatives that support kids and their families living with and beyond cancer… initiatives like special camps that let kids be kids.

 “Every person is a part of creating awareness for childhood cancer.  No matter how much you have fundraised, every single dollar makes a difference.

Camp is a direct route to childhood; something that kids with cancer are robbed of when they are diagnosed.  The camps funded in this event are able to bring some of that childhood back and let kids be kids again.

Kids just want to play.  They could care less how sick they feel.  But when a child is too sick to play, that is when cancer robs them of childhood and camp is one of the ways that kids can be themselves, fool around, and play without the restrictions of being sick.

The money raised lets kids play again.  I want to thank everybody for being the people to make change and let kids with cancer play again.”

Adam Fedosoff (April 15, 1994 – March 11, 2012)

Thank you to the bikers, ballerina’s, pirates, buddies, ninja’s, tanks, consultants, brothers, girlz, warriors, avengers, beans, hosers and candy canes…to team remission, Dumbledore’s army, the awkwards, the mystery team, the fellowship, n’shape, and splitz, those shooting starts, team butt, Holly’s herd and Hannah’s gang. To the volunteers, the Coast to Coast team and those who generously donated. To the entire ESA community for coming out and supporting the ride…13,700+ thank you’s!!!

Semi-formal Dinner Menu Finalized

We are very excited to announce the finalized dinner menu for Semi-formal this year, on February 22nd at Atlantis.

Dinner includes:

Leaves of Romaine with Cesar Vinaigrette

Baked Boneless Chicken Breast

Black and White Tuxedo Cake

(Vegetarians & Dietary Restrictions will be accommodated, but must be identified to a member of Student Council)

ESA raises $10,510.85+ for Inside Ride!

On Thursday at ESA students and administration took part in their first ever Inside Ride event.

As of 2:00pm on Thursday,  ESA students & administration raised $10,510.85 and donations continue to come in online!

Visit: to make a donation.

Thank you to the Coast to Coast foundation for making this event a possibility.

More pictures and a movie later this week.


The first block of Semi-formal tickets have sold out!

Over the exam period we will be calculating how many more tables/tickets can be added to the evening.

Any additional tickets will be sold after exams (exact days TBA).

There will be a day (probably next week), where any issues such as meals, tables, ect. can be fixed. This is not an opportunity to buy tickets, only to fix problems.

Thank you so much for all the interest, it’s going to be a wonderful evening!

Semi-formal is at Atlantis on February 22nd from 18:30 – 23:00.

Tickets are $55 for Students and $57 for guests.

Tickets include Dinner. (Vegetarians & Dietary Restrictions will be accommodated, but must be identified at the time the ticket is purchased.)

Today is the day! The Inside Ride Comes to ESA

Did you know?

  • Over 10,000 Canadian children are living with some aspect of cancer or long-term effects.
  • Every year, another 1,700 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in Canada.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada.
  • More children die of cancer each year than any other disease combined.

Please help us make a difference by supporting a rider or a team…or just making a donation. It’s easy and fast – See “Support this Event” on the left-hand side of the ESA Inside Ride page.The event has corporate sponsorship, so 100% of we raise will go to help the kids.

Thank you!

ESA Student Council


Inside Ride update, Late Start, & Semi Formal

Inside Ride is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, January 17th)!  If you are interested in supporting our event, or a specific team or person, please visit we really appreciate your help!

Today is a late start! and It is also the final day to buy Semi Tickets before exams. And Tickets are selling fast!

Tickets are $55 for Students ($57 for guests) – or a $30 deposit.

Tickets include Dinner. (Vegetarians & Dietary Restrictions will be accommodated, but must identified at the time the ticket is purchased.)

Semi is being held at Atlantis on February 22nd. It beings at 6:30 and ends at 11:00.

See you there!