bwobepy · 2021-02-03

BVCS makes top 25 for Terry Fox fundraisers

The Beaver Valley Community School received special recognition at the last Bluewater District School board meeting for their fundraising efforts for the 2008 Terry Fox Run.

BVCS raised $19,864.24, making them number 11 on the top 50 list for Ontario elementary schools. The total funds raised by all schools in the Bluewater board amount to $43,978.26. BVCS was the top school for the board, which includes about 40 schools – elementary and secondary.

In 2008, 3,700 schools across Ontario participated in the National School Run Day to raise a total of $6.6 million for Cancer research and the Terry Fox Foundation.

BVCS grade eight students thanked event organizer, Elise Feltrin as well as staff, students, parent volunteers and the entire community for their support.

At the board meeting on Tuesday, April 21, Chair of the BWDSB, Jennifer Yenssen offered her congratulations and encouraged BVCS to "keep up the good work."