Alexandria native Nicolas Sliepenbeek presents to Joanne Cardinal a donation of $1,125 to Make A Wish Eastern Ontario at Saturday’s 10th annual Derick’s Pancake Day in Ste-Anne. The money was raised by Mr. Sliepenbeek and his father collecting cans for an entire years. When asked how many cans he needed to collect $1,125, he replied, “A lot!” In explaining his motivation, Mr. Sliepenbeek related, “Make A Wish redid my room. They made it more accessible and put in a wall unit with a big TV, a laptop, and an Xbox. It's great because now my friends can come over and it's really cool.” More inside.