Dorothy Dalgliesh School and the PSBSPB is honored and excited to welcome inspirational speaker, Chris Koch!

Mr. Koch will be presenting in the DDS gym on:

  • Thursday, September 21
    • 9:00-10:00 am for grades 4-6
    • 10:45-11:15 am for grades K-3

While Mr. Koch has presented worldwide, and even been on the Oprah Winfrey Show, his roots are humble. Mr. Koch was born in Lethbridge and raised on a farm in Nanton.

While born with no arms or legs, his family refused to treat him with any pity or sympathy – they treated his disability by making the best of it. “After all,” Chris says, “I still have a good head on my shoulders.”

His message is based on his philosophy of “If I Can…” He speaks to not letting obstacles or limitations stand in his way, and how important it is to challenge yourself. Simply put, he says, “If I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else from doing the same?”

A HUGE thank you to the Public Schools Betterment Society of Picture Butte for sponsoring a large part of Mr. Koch’s costs.

School News

Sigmund Brouwer in the DDS House!

We are so excited to have Sigmund Brouwer joining us on Tues., Oct. 27. He is an Albertan author who has written some pretty cool books for kids. Check out his website here:




Also watch this video called Rock the Boat






Sigmund Brouwer was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, and he and his family split their time between Red Deer and the Nashville, TN area.


With over four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is a bestselling author of both children and adults books. His recent novel, Dead Man’s Switch, is the winner of the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Canada’s best young adult mystery of the year and a 2015 finalist in the TD Children’s Book Awards. His current novel for grownups, Thief of Glory was selected as the 2015 Book of the Year for the American Christy Awards and is the 2015 winner of the Alberta’s Readers Choice Awards.


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