Kicking Horse Coffee has been a huge help to the leadership class this year and in past years. Follow the link to find out more about it: http://www.kickinghorsecoffee.com/en
“Our mission is to stimulate the planet with the ultimate wake-up call. We have some big ideas — ideas that go way beyond mere profit. These ideas govern everything we do, from buying only Fair Trade, organic beans to helping sustain our own community.”
One of the many charities we have donated to this past year, The Vulnerable Children Society is doing great things: http://vulnerablechildren.ca/
“Vulnerable Children Society is a vibrant registered Canadian charity managed by a of Canadian volunteers, dedicated to helping some of the most vulnerable children in the world: one by one.”
Encounters Canada provides a chance for students to take part in a youth forum in Ottawa. Erin Hillary and Makayla Wilder took part in this last year.
“Historica-Dominion Institute’s Encounters with Canada (EWC) is the largest youth forum in Canada. It is a one-week citizenship and leadership program held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.”
The Leadership Club has raised money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, as well as volunteering time as models at the Go-Go Grannies Pynelogs jewelry show and lunch fund-raiser. The Foundation sent a letter of recognition to Ms. McEwan acknowledging DTSS Leadership and its efforts .
Canadian Network of International Surgery (www.cnis.ca)
DTSS Leadership staffed the massive , movie-industry-sponsored fundraiser at Granville Island's Performance Works two years in a row, to increase awareness of this NGO, as well as money to counteract the 13% of preventable illness that Canadian medicos volunteer annually to counteract.
Leadership students Blake Beggs, Holly Glassford, Erin Hillary and Kyron Weller are among the 2012 grads whose work was crucial to the event's success. Teacher and CNIS volunteer Bev McEwan was co-mc with Global TV's Lynn Collier.
We’d like to thank the Ganville Island Hotel for sponsoring a fieldtrip to Vancouver this year and another thank you to Kim Dodge, Manager, front office
We’d also like to thank our chef training teacher Alison Bell for everything she did for us this year (which was a lot).
Here are some pictures of the EMP literacy project which was chaired by Holly Glassford:
We’d like to thank Mrs.Tenta for letting us do this project
The students went to EMP to teach 2 EMP grade 3 classes, and 1 Laird grade 4 class, the basics of lacrosse, as well as a scrimmage at the end. This was done to leave a legacy of lacrosse with the young students in the valley, in hopes to generate more interest in lacrosse within the valley in the future.
Local Food Bank/Hampers -an agency in Invermere to which Leadership has donated over a thousand dollars over the last few years for for those in need at Christmastime. Money for this came from a combination of Leadership activies, including Spookapalooza, Community Craft Fair and Snow Ball
The leadership class would also like to thank Invermere for the awesome support we got this year with the craft fair. It was wonderful.
Our mayor Gerry Taft sits outside his restraunt, Gerry’s GelatiGerry came in to speak to the class a couple weeks ago
Last fall we took some time to help our art teacher Ms.Oliver make soup bowls for the Groundswell sponsored Pumpkinpalooza. The fundraiser ended excellently with most of the bowls made being sold.
Thanks to Eagle Ranch for donating venue costs to the Leadership Snow Ball proceeds two years in a row. We love you guys