TD Walk to Break­fast joined by Dana Cox Memo­rial Walk

Stu­dents of Per­salvic Ele­men­tary par­tic­i­pate in both walks

The Compass - - Community Board - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Over 200 Per­salvic Ele­men­tary stu­dents spent part of last Wed­nes­day walk­ing laps around the school.

The K-8 school, which in­cludes stu­dents from com­mu­ni­ties such as Vic­to­ria, Sal­mon Cove, and Perry’s Cove, had stu­dents of all ages take part in the TD Walk to Break­fast Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Oct. 4. The Walk, which is a part of Kids Eat Smart week, gives schools the op­por­tu­nity to raise funds, or col­lect food do­na­tions, for their KES Clubs, which pro­vide break­fast pro­grams for schools across the province.

Nickie Shanks, re­gional co­or­di­na­tor for the Kids Eat Smart Foun­da­tion, told The Com­pass the en­tire week in­volves var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties stu­dents can take part in, which all pro­mote healthy eat­ing.

“It’s not re­ally just con­fined to this one week – we have schools in our area that are do­ing walks later this month, as well,” said Shanks. “But the main idea is to do them early in the school year, so Oc­to­ber is ideal, to re­ally get the kids into the idea of what Kids Eat Smart of­fers, and hope­fully drive that point be­fore the school year gets too busy.”

This year, the TD Walk to Break­fast was joined to­gether with the Dana Cox Memo­rial Walk to Break­fast, giv­ing stu­dents and staff a chance to par­tic­i­pate in both walks at the same time.

Cox, a sub­sti­tute teacher at Per­salvic Ele­men­tary, passed away in 2016. She was known to play an ac­tive role in the break­fast pro­gram at the school, and is well re­mem­bered by both stu­dents and staff at Per­salvic. This marks the sec­ond year for the walk to take place.

After the walk, stu­dents were treated to a pan­cake break­fast in the gym be­fore head­ing back to class.

CHRIS LEWIS

Stu­dents and staff at Per­salvic Ele­men­tary took part in the TD Walk to Break­fast, along­side the Dana Cox Memo­rial Walk to Break­fast, on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Oct. 4.

CHRIS LEWIS

Per­salvic Ele­men­tary’s mas­cot made an ap­pear­ance Wed­nes­day morn­ing to en­cour­age the young walk­ers.

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