Students raise $1,000 for Agapé Centre
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff About 40 students from Tagwi Secondary School went snowshoeing on the Summerstown Trails on the morning of March 5, raising $1,000 for Cornwall’s Agapé Centre in the process.
The event was the final fundraiser of the year for the school’s WE Day campaign, an altruistic club that works to improve the community. In the past, We Day participants did a number of other unique seasonal activities, including We Scare Hunger, a Halowe’en-themed food drive.
According Nalepa, fundraising coordinator for the Agapé Centre, the funds will go to the organization’s services like its soup kitchen, which is open Monday through Friday, and its food bank, which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Prior to the snowshoeing, Vic Leroux, President of the Friends of the Summerstown Trails, announced that his organization would donate an additional $100 toward the cause.
The day also featured a barbecue. Hot dogs were cooked by Youth Unlimited staff.
The Agapé Centre is located at 40 5th St. W. in Cornwall.