Find 52: National Relays Raise over $72,ooo
National Relays in St. Lucia Raise Over $72,000
I’m constantly amazed how so many people are willing to go the distance!
GUELPH — February 24, 2019.
The last two years have seen many Ontario elementary and secondary schools, literacy advocates, running clubs, corporate sponsors, foundations, friends and supporters really take big steps for literacy development by supporting our National Relays in St. Lucia. All to help raise funds for the Rainforest of Reading Festivals for over 11,000 children in St. Lucia.
Find 52 Thousand: The National Road to Reading has raised over $72,000! And the total is growing already. Once again, schools like Centennial CVI is spearheading several fundraising events, including a feeder school outreach program for Pass the Baton this spring. OneWorld Schoolhouse co-director, Sonya White, says support from schools such as CCVI happens when teachers like Robin Todd, Head of English, and colleague Carrie Anne Milne, urge their school community to get involved. And getting involved in an understatement! Graduation Committee and Athletic Council members have clearly decided to make an impact. Check out some of the pictures from Author Day, the latest fundraiser hosted by CCVI on February 11, 2019.
Head of English, Robin Todd (CENTRE) with teachers from Rickson Ridge P.S. in Guelph.
Author, Eric Walters, strikes a pose with visiting students.
Author, Vikki Van Sickle meets a delighted reader during time for autographs and lunch.
Eager students happily wait in line to meet authors with pizza and baked goods.