The Grade 9`s Have Done It Again!

As part of their Grade 9 Healthy Living course and their commitment to fundraise in order to attend WE Day; the grade 9 students took part in a unit entitled “Helping Hands”.  Over the last week of November and up to December 15th, the grade 9`s were given a goal of raising $25.00 per student for a local charity of their choosing. Students selected one of three charities in their community: The 12 Baskets Food Bank, CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society) or Elderdog Canada.


By using their creativity, problem solving skills and through hard work and determination, the Grade 9`s collected/raised in excess of $4000.00 in cash and food bank items and made presentations to representatives from each of these charities at a ceremony on December 21st, 2017.


Noah Bezanson and Michael Lander-Pinard were selected to present the cheque to Elderdog Canada. Their group was the largest fundraiser for that charity which received $850.00 from many hardworking students. Noah and Michael presented a cheque to Elizabeth Demone and Maggie Ross of Elderdog Canada.


Joan Morrison and Rosa Pothier; the representatives for The 12 Baskets Food Bank; were on hand to accept food bank items that filled a large grocery cart, as well as cash totaling almost $1200.00.  The presentation was made by Caleb Thompson, Justin MacDonald, Luke Sawler, Logan Brown and Hailey Macpherson who earned the honor by raising the most money for the 12 Baskets Food Bank.


CAPS received a significant donation from the students. Anna Clarke and Stephanie Burns were on hand from the CAPS to receive the cheque for over $2000. 00. The cheque was presented by Isaac and Isabel Barteaux who also raised the most money for the charity. The Barteaux twins also set a new record for Helping Hands fundraising as they raised a total of $717.25 for charity by themselves!


This year`s grade 9`s were enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking and are definitely the future of volunteerism in our community.


Helping Hands has been a part of the holiday season here at MRHS for 13 years and this year the 13 year total exceeded $40,000.00 in cash and food bank items collected for charity.


Helping Hands continues to bring out the best in each and every one. Well done Grade 9!!



                                    Happy 2018!