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We Need Your Help to Billet

We will be hosting a youth choir from Denmark who is visiting us for a joint concert. If you have some extra room in your home (April 9 to April 11), please consider billeting our English and Danish-speaking friends.

We need room for 70 teenagers and 6 adults as they tour and perform in the area. Learn more about hosting some talented youth >>


OFSAA Soccer Volunteers Needed ~ Jun 6-8

We are excited about hosting OFSAA Girls and Boys soccer in the Hamilton area on Thursday June 6th to Saturday June 8th.

There will be 40 teams from around the province competing for gold and we are looking for adult volunteers, parents, grandparents, and friends of HD,  to be supervisors at fields around the city for a day or two.  More information and training will be provided closer to the date.  If you are interested or want more information contact Sarah Veenstra at sveenstra@hdch.org


New This Year:  Class Rings!

HDCH is partnering with Jostens Canada to provide graduating students and their proud parents with the opportunity to purchase a custom high school class ring. A class ring serves as a memento of your accomplishment, school spirit, your passions in high school and what lies ahead of you.  To browse the selections and order your class ring go to www.jostens.com.

Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

We are excited to offer our summer basketball and volleyball camps. These past few years have been a great success and we hope to continue enjoying the experience of watching our youth grow in sport and character at our camps. Looking forward to seeing the players here!

This year we will be hosting the following camps again:

  • Basketball Camp:July 8-12 8:30am to 12:00pm
  • Volleyball Experienced Camp: August 12-16 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Volleyball Introductory Camp: August 19-23 9:00am to 3:00pm

A couple of updates:

  1. The volleyball camps will include beach volleyball training as well
  2. The basketball camp now includes students going into grade 9 too.

Please go to hdch.org/camps/ to find more information and to register. Early bird deadline is Friday, April 19.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HDCH Summer Camps’ email address: camps@hdch.org


Stress Down Day

On April 9th, HDCH students will participate in another “Stress Down Day.”
These days are designed to open conversations around emotional and physical wellness and to explore positive and proactive approaches to stress and problem-solving. This semester’s stress down day will focus on the issue of technology and mental health.

We’ll start the day with a short presentation about screens, sleep, mental health and learning. We’ll enjoy our usual “stress down” activities in an extended break between periods 1 and 2, and we’ll enjoy a lunchtime musical performance by local artist Alan Judson. The day will be capped off by an evening presentation of the documentary film, Screenagers, followed by a panel discussion.

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