Every year students at Forest Ridge Academy participate in a "Giving of the Season" fundraiser to raise money to support local charities. This year's event on December 16th raised $940.00. Donations of used/like new items were collected and sold during a holiday market in which all items cost a $1.00. Elves helped the children find the perfect gift and volunteers wrapped each item.
From December 1st to December 19th, staff and students at Islands Consolidated School were challenged to meet specific food bank needs for twelve days. The food drive called Wrap Up Hunger was organized by the grade 10 and 11 O2 students at Islands Consolidated School. Students and staff collected: 21 hot drink items, 98 cans of soup, 33 packages of fruit and/or pudding, 36 juice items, 61 pantry staples, 24 spices, 8 bags of sugar, 40 packages of crackers/cookies, 79 meal sides, 56 cans of vegetables or fruit, 60lbs of potatoes, 44 boxes/bags of cereal, 20 loaves of bread, 46 sandwich meats and/or condiment items. Over 626 items in total were collected by the 114 students and 24 staff members at Islands Consolidated School. The items will be distributed locally on Long Island and Brier Island and hopefully make the holidays a little more comfortable for families in need.
For the past two weeks Digby Regional High School
homeroom classes have been trying to fund raise a minimum of $25 per homeroom.
The $570 raised bought 25 turkeys for the local food bank. In the picture
above, school Prime Minister Serenity Mollins (right) and Deputy Prime Minister
Rachel Creighton (left) are delivering the turkeys to Roger Tibbetts at the
The students in the homerooms that were able to raise
the $25 were then given the opportunity to go to the gym on Tuesday afternoon
and bowl with a turkey. The turkey used in the bowling activity was not donated
to the food bank.
The Credit Union puts a Christmas Card contest on every year and the winning card is used as their Corporate card for all the Credit Unions in Yarmouth & Yarmouth County. Kaylee Bourque of Plymouth School was awarded a number of items for herself and the school was given a cheque for $1,000.
Pictured, left to right, are: Jordan Pierce, Principal of Plymouth School; Kaylee Bourque; Andrea LeBlanc, Coastal Financial Credit Union, Wedgeport Branch; Philip Atkinson, Manager, Coastal Financial Credit, Wedgeport Branch; Ron Hines, Board Member.
Senior girls at DRHS are getting in shape because of the DRHS Workout Club! Ms. d'Entremont, Guidance Counsellor and occasional gym rat thought it would be a great idea to get girls into weightlifting and fitness. Thanks to the generous support of Cara Sutherland, Active Living Coordinator, Digby Area Recreation Commission and Vanessa Pulley, Personal trainer and owner of VP Fitness, the workout club has taken shape! Plans for a weightlifting club for boys are also in the works for the new year! Good work gals!
Front: Brandi Amero, Olivia Mosher, Vanessa Pulley, Chelsea Andrews, Keely Croft
Back: Nicole Moulaison, Angel Hamilton, Cara Sutherland, Heidi Dupuis, Joelle d'Entremont