Grads raise big bucks for cancer society

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School grads raised over $11,000 in the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Kayla Swing

Special to the Record

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School grads raised over $11,000 in the recent Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Over half the Isfeld grad class participated in the Relay for Life on June 24 and 25.

This year, the grad project focused on the citizenship pillar. Their contributions to the community will be their legacy they leave at Isfeld.

However, principal Bill Village says that he “hopes that we will be able to educate the whole school.”

“Giving back to the community is something we all should be thinking about,” remarked Village, which is just what the Isfeld grad class of 2011 planned to do.

There were 10 teams of students, who were enthusiastic about how the event would impact them and others.

“(It) allows us (grad class) to bond with each other more,” said Grade 10 student Breena T’ien.

“Help with the community more,” said participant Sadie Horner.

The members of the teams were individually raising pledges for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Instead of having each team pay for their own registration, they held a tailgate barbecue for the rest of the school to raise money.

The slogan for their project was “Ice for Life,” created by Brenda Hunt who was involved as an organizer for the project.

“Opportunity (Relay for Life project) to give back to the community,” stated Hunt.

With combined efforts of the students and organizers, the Mark R. Isfeld team raised $11,375 in the Relay for Life at the Vanier track in Courtenay.

Kayla Swing is from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School’s journalism class.

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