Again this year we reached out to our local and global community in fundraising. Money and gifts were collected for villages in Honduras, through the organization Helping Hands for Honduras, and for Share the Joy, a program that assists Peel families in need of food and other necessities during the holiday season. During Charity Week in April, students, staff and our school community raised over $20,000 for Right to Play.
On May 16, our students hosted the second annual Relay for Life event. Over 300 students, staff and community members participated in this all-night fundraiser in an effort to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and fight back by finding a cure. We raised $30,000, which is donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. These events exemplify our school’s effort and commitment to social justice and equity, and the important role each of us plays in the community.