Colonel Gray High School in Canada hosted an international coffeehouse last month, in the school cafeteria. A night of food, fun and entertainment from around the world celebrated the school’s diversity and the grand unveiling of a Key Club flag project. 

More than 250 teachers, students and parents sampled food from international restaurants and watched students showcase their talents. Many student volunteers helped make the night a huge success, setting up, serving food, emceeing, performing, presenting gifts to sponsors and cleaning up when the night was over. It was truly a community event. 

This fall, the Colonel Gray Key Club hung the flags of 57 countries on the school cafeteria ceiling to represent the home countries of their student population. 

We hoped through this project to recognize and celebrate the diversity of our school,” says Key Club Faculty Advisor Suzanne Lee. “We want to create an awareness that what makes us different also makes us stronger, and that is certainly something to celebrate.”   

The flag project and the international coffeehouse would not have been possible without the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of CharlottetownPrince Edward Island, and the Canadian federal government’s Rising Youth Program.