Get Out There

Hike for Haiti at Heffley Lake

 | May 29, 2012

The Discovery Centre for Balanced Education (DCBE) students at Sun Peaks are continuing to make good with the “We Day” commitments they made back in October.

“In October we participated in ‘We Day’ in Vancouver,” explains Discovery Centre @KOOL teacher Laurel Seafoot. “In order to participate . . . the students had to make a ‘We Day’ commitment . . . including being a global citizen and participating/organizing events that help children both locally and globally.”
The students chose “Halloween for Hunger” as their local initiative, collecting food for the Kamloops Food Bank.

For their global initiative, the students hope to raise $500 towards the purchase of solar lighting for the outside of children’s buildings in a Haitian village through “Hike for Haiti at Heffley Lake” on Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m.

“We have a strong connection to this cause due to the fact that one of @KOOL’s Grade 4 students (who’s originally from Kamloops) lives (in Haiti),” says Seafoot. “Her family’s the driving force for change in that community—they’ve built a kids’ camp, school and orphanage and host teams from all over the world who come and help Haitian people.”

The DCBE and Kamloops @KOOL students invite everyone to join them in this hike and ask for a minimum donation of $5 for their cause. The meeting spot is the trailhead across from the mailboxes on Fisher Road, off Heffley Louis Creek Road.

A barbecue lunch will follow the hike.

“This is a great initiative for kids because they feel empowered that they can make a positive change in this world,” says Seafoot. “‘We Day’ encompasses the belief that change starts with one and it starts now. Our students have taken hold of this belief and it’s made them globally aware.”

Please RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday, May 31.