On Tuesday, May 30, students from Applewood and Stephen Lewis will perform the American and Canadian national anthems at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday, May 30.
Applewood School is a secondary school for students who have developmental disabilities. These students, many of whom are nonverbal, will sign the American and Canadian national anthems using a dramatized form of American Sign Language (ASL).
Victor Poncelet and Ugo Lam from Applewood School will be singing both anthems.
Thirty Applewood students will be accompanied by twenty-five staff, as well as twenty-five students from Stephen Lewis Secondary School with four staff. During the signing of the anthems, students will create a formation that ends with a large Canadian flag.
This performance will be for the opening to the Toronto Blue Jays hosting the Cincinnati Reds.