Students raise money for Canuck Place

Vanier Secondary School’s junior leadership class held its second annual Grab A Bar Smash A Car event to raise money for Canuck Place, a pediatric hospice palliative care facility in Vancouver.

Money was raised by donating money to smash a car with the choice of a variety of tools — sledgehammers, crowbar, or hammer.  This year the vehicle donated was a mini-van, which was donated by Georgia Straight Towing and a special thanks go out to Tyson for dropping it off and picking it up. The van was to be recycled and wrecked prior to our event, but we gave it one last life to raise money for a great cause.

There were at least 300 people who showed up to watch the event and take part. We raised $221 — beating last year’s total of $192.

The junior leadership students planned the entire event and did an exceptional job putting it on. The students at Vanier are very generous and supported this event with enthusiasm and appreciation for the cause.

Grab A Bar Smash A Car is becoming a tradition at Vanier.

— Vanier Secondary School