Quesnel Junior School WE Day club members Ivy Sinkinson (second from left), Chloe Halstrom and Katrina Milliken-Heape recently donated $500 to the BC SPCA Quesnel Branch. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel Junior School WE Day Club raises $1,000

Students decided to split the funds between the BC SPCA and Seasons House

Through the continuous hard work of a dedicated group of students at Quesnel Junior School (QJS), between the months of September and December 2018, they raised $1,000. They have chosen to donate $500 to the BC SPCA and $500 to Seasons House.

The WE Day club at QJS has been running for a number of years. Students who are members of this group meet once a week during their lunch hour and plan events such as bake sales, school-wide games, candy grams on Valentine’s Day and coin drives. This fall, they also collected and sorted all the recycling, which helped contribute to the total funds raised.

Depending on which student you ask, they may tell you that the highlight of being a part of the WE Day club is going to WE Day in Vancouver in November, where they got to be a part of a full house at Rogers Arena to listen to motivational speakers and see some of their favourite bands play for a few minutes; others will tell you they enjoy giving back to their community; and some genuinely love being a part of building culture at their school.

Grade 8 student Katrina Milliken-Heape said, “I like helping people and am learning leadership skills. I get to hang out with my friends and have a lot of fun.”

While students are only at QJS for two short years, they can get a lot done!

Sponsor teachers Sarah Shipley and Stacy Turner love watching their students grow into community leaders.

Future fundraising efforts will be going towards Australia Relief.

— Submitted by Quesnel Junior School

READ MORE: Quesnel Junior School girls’ volleyball squad cleans house at Kelly Road tourney


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