‘Pop-up’ Christmas Craft Fair at Tsolum school

Funds from table sales and concession support school in El Granadillo, Mexico

Navigate (NIDES) students and staff will be hosting a “Pop-up” Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Tsolum school (2505 Smith Rd.), from 3-7 p.m, with proceeds from the table fees and the concession going to support our sister school in El Granadillo, Mexico through the Bacaanda Foundation. NIDES has been involved with the school for a number of years. Students have been exchanging letters with each other and staff have visited El Granadillo.

Primary students of El Granadillo

Through NIDES fundraisers, the school, which is located in one of the poorest areas of Mexico, has been able to build a year-round play area, update both the primary and secondary school buildings, and provide basic supply items such as pencils and paper as well as sports equipment such as soccer boots.

This year’s funding is focused on helping the school connect to the internet. With the prospect of real-time meetings with students and staff from both schools, the interaction between the two communities will be enhanced and enriched.

For anyone who cannot attend the fair, but would still like to donate to the cause, the committee will gratefully accept donations of money and/or gently used soccer boots, which will be taken to El Granadillo in the spring of 2020.

If you are interested in having a table at the craft fair, email jennifer.hibbert@sd71.bc.ca. The fee is $20.

Come find a special gift that will keep on giving.

We hope to see you there!

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