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On Dec. 1, Minnow Lake Place Taekwondo teamed up Capreol Kick’s Taekwondo to hold the fourth annual Kick-A-Thon to raise funds for the CTV-Lion’s Children Christmas Telethon. Minnow Lake Place Taekwondo raised more than $2,860 and Capreol Kick’s Taekwondo topped $2,390. “The students look forward to this event every year,”says Alex Mayotte, instructor at Minnow Lake Place Taekwondo. “It’s also become a very important tradition for us because it not only brings the two clubs together but also helps many children in our community have an amazing Christmas.”
On Nov. 21, 2018, members of the Greater Sudbury Airport Rescue and Firefighting team donated $1,000 to the Confederation Secondary School Students Against Poverty Drive. From left, firefighters Rob Grooms, Geoff Hutchison, and Jean Beausoleil join student Claire McInroy and Students Against Poverty Drive Chair Logan Blanchette, along with firefighters Trevor Gilbert, Dan Marconato and Rob Oldridge. In its third year, the SAPD has raised some $4,000 to provide food, socks, toiletries, bus tickets, laundry services and warm beverages to students throughout the year.
Before launching into secondary school next year, students at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and St. James had a chance to explore both art and science labs at the high school this week. In Science, Mr. O’Donnell taught the students how to conduct themselves in a lab while dissecting a frog. The students learned safety and anatomy, while at the same time students created canvassed art with Mr. Timpano in the art room. Students Mackenzie Richard and Brenna Vienneau weren’t shy about the dissection lab with Brenna taking the first cut. She says she is not afraid because she has cleaned deer and partridge in the past with family.
In the photo are principal Laura Kuzenko, Chaplain and lead organizer Rob Pappin, Captain Jim Vander Heyden from the Salvation Army and Jessica Aubin from the TD Bank. Students at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School launched the yearly TD/Salvation Army Toy Drive with the goal of collecting one thousand toys. The toys will be gathered Friday and wrapped by the Salvation Army and distributed to families for Christmas. Students have been participating in this drive for six years, and in that time frame, more than 7,000 toys have been donated in the community.
Knights of Columbus Council #6074 present a cheque to the Elgin St. Mission and Blue Door Soup Kitchen for $2,000 (proceeds raised through Delta Bingo). Pictured from left to right are Ron Spina (K of C), Bill Hickey (Blue Door Soup Kitchen) and Shaun St. Michel (Delta Bingo - Gaming).
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School students Avery Sutherland, left, and Omar Aburub took part in the Hour of Code on Thursday, along with Grade 9 students in the Information and Communication Technology in Business course. From Star Wars to Frogger, and Math to Minecraft, students used a variety of activities from the Hour of Code website to complete the exercise. The goal is to have students interested in, and further explore, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).