Salisbury Regional PAWS event


On March 1st, Salisbury Regional School is holding our 5th Annual P.A.W.S. (Positive Activities Wellness Summit) event. This day is filled with educational workshops, in-person and virtual speakers, and activities to promote wellness, community connection, a growth mindset, and lifelong learning.

Over the years, presenters have spoken about LGBTQ+ rights, First Nations teaching, leadership, addictions, nutrition, and life after high school options. During our 100% virtual COVID 2021 event, we were fortunate to connect with the Co-founder of The Honest Talk – Catherine Clark, the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Manager of Communications – Adam Awad, and the U19 Women’s National Team/CBU Capers Basketball Head Coach – Fabian McKenzie who shared advice about the aforementioned topics.

Our school is looking for leaders like you who want to share their wisdom, bring a smile to a face, and inspire future leaders with a life lesson or two during our March 1st sessions. This year we are also inviting New Brunswick post-secondary institutions to our school in the hopes of further educating students on life after high school.

Each session runs on Atlantic Standard Time and includes a Q&A and a wrap up from our student leadership group.

Our mock schedule for the day is below:
#1 8:50am-9:40am #2 9:50am-10:40am #3 10:50am-11:40am #4 12:25pm-1:15pm


Beginning in December, students met with the faculty advisor to plan this annual event for the students in grades 8-12. Student leaders reviewed wellness survey data to determine what the theme for this annual event was and also what types of activities/speakers the student body wanted for this annual event. Students met 2-4 times per week during lunch hours and after school so that this event ran smoothly. PAWs are considered their mini-conference as students are responsible for connecting/contacting presenters, formulating the schedule, organizing the hospitality room and managing the speakers and students during the event day. Students end each conference with an exit survey that they create, which is used to plan the event for the following year.

Reflection & Celebration

Students ran the best event in five years. They engaged with community partners and made a positive impact on the well-being of our community.

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