Staff and students take giving to a new level

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 6:02pm


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(From left) Pearl Calahasen (pedagogical supervisor), Superintendent Gord Atkinson, Sharon Higginson (Red Hats Society of Peace River), and Lorraine Cardinal-Roy (director of First Nations and Métis Education)


Food banks and Bissell Centre benefit from the generosity of Northland School Division

The Northland School Division put the spirit of giving into action during the holiday season. In Anzac, students and staff from Bill Woodward and Anzac schools collected a record-setting 1,268 items for the food bank. They also accepted a donation of $5,000 from the Fort McMurray First Nation. The monies were used to purchase food from Anzac Grocery for the food bank.


Also helping out a food bank was the central office staff who raised $450. The money was used to purchase groceries for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Peace River. Some staff also donated non-perishable food items.


At the central office, staff, colleagues from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Red Hats Society of Peace River collected purses for a project sponsored by Three Chicks Who Give a Cluck. More than 100 purses containing personal care items were collected and donated to Bissell Centre in Edmonton.

Students and teachers at Bill Woodward and Anzac schools collected nearly 1,300 items for the local food bank. (Photo: Northland School Division)