Skate-a-thon nets $5,000 for school

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The re­cent Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School (WPS) Skate-a-thon raised nearly $5,000. The funds will be used to buy eight new com­put­ers.

The event gen­er­ated about $4,000 through pledges from the school’s 370 stu­dents, and an­other $1,000 was do­nated by the Cas­sel­man branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. “We’re ex­tremely pleased with the re­sults,” said Prin­ci­pal Lianne Cha­put. “We are so for­tu­nate to have a com­mu­nity that comes to­gether to sup­port our school ini­tia­tives. It was also nice to give our stu­dents a day to en­joy some fun phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity,” she added.

Stu­dents from WPS vis­ited the arena in class groups over the course of the day, skat­ing with their peers and fam­ily mem­bers.

The event was or­ga­nized by school staff and the WPS School Coun­cil. The Op­ti­mist Club of Lan­caster do­nated ice time.

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COOL FUNDS: Ry­land St. De­nis tests his skills at the Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School Skate-a-thon.

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