Making a difference from across the country
Jun. 16, 2016 | Members of Mrs. Carey's Form V English class were interviewed this afternoon by Gordon Lambie of the Sherbrooke Record about their Attawapiskat initiative.
When the crisis was declared back in April, the students in this class immediately set about writing letters to the region's MP's; they also brought awareness of the situation to BCS through a Chapel presentation. Ms. Faucher got in touch with friends of hers in the region and had them supply her with a list of items that the youth of Attawapiskat did not have - simple things like paper and pens, cards, and board games. With this list in hand, our students set about fundraising the money to buy the items. Once the boxes were packed, complete with donated books and athletic equipment, BCS' network kicked in with transport arranged from Sherbrooke to Montreal, Montreal to Timmins, and Timmins to Attawapiskat through staff and alumni.
Mr. Lambie picked up on the story through MP Marie-Claude Bibeau's office which received the letters and forwarded them on to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and also posted on her official Facebook page about this important initiative.
Look out for the article in Monday's Record!