RPS Students Contribute to our Communities

RPS Students Contribute to our Communities

GEORGE LEE SCHOOL RAISES OVER $10,000 FOR TERRY FOX

Despite a drizzly morning on September 25th, George Lee School students embraced the spirit of Terry Fox and completed their annual Terry Fox school run. Students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 began the morning with an inspirational visit from Regina’s Mayor Fougere who spoke about running and Terry Fox. Students then viewed a video outlining Terry’s run and his hope to raise $1 per person in Canada to research a cure for cancer. Students warmed up to the song “YMCA” and then headed out for their run. George Lee students each brought $1for Terry and raised $312.80, which brought the school fundraising total to $10,026.02.

HENRY JANZEN SSCHOOL AWARDED FIVE-YEAR TERRY FOX BANNER

The students and teachers at Henry Janzen School participated in the Terry Fox Run fundraiser this year. The school has been an enthusiastic contributor to the organization in the past and this year was no different. The students came together to raise over $8,000 to bring the school’s running total to over $65,000!

CAMPBELL TARTANS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

In October, many sports teams wear pink for breast cancer awareness, but the Campbell Collegiate Tartan football team wanted to make a difference, not just wear pink. They gave up a weekend in September to work the concession for Campbell’s CRUSH junior volleyball tournament so that they could use the proceeds to help people suffering from cancer. For the second year in a row, they partnered with the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, and they almost doubled the team’s donation from last year, raising $750 to make a difference. For those with relatives who have been treated at the Allan Blair, it was a sentimental experience. Wearing pink tape, they had a pre-game cheque presentation ceremony and then went on to have a great game.

DAVIN GIVES GENEROUSLY TO REGINA FOOD BANK

Davin School students displayed generosity as they gave to the FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign. The students were asked to bring non-perishable food items to help drive away hunger in our community. The students showed a real sense of belonging by collecting a total weight of 534 pounds (up from last year’s 362 pounds). Staff are very happy that a smaller school can contribute to local charities in such a big way!