The Ms. Dalziel Spirit Run happened for the first time, in person, on April 5th, 2022. It was a school-wide event organized for my Capstone project. This Spirit Run honours the memory of a much-beloved teacher, Megan Dalziel, who lost her battle with cancer in 2019. Ms. Dalziel was my gym teacher throughout my time in the Junior School and had a profound impact on me. It was so important to me to have the whole school participate and we were so lucky to have a beautiful day on the run.
Though donations weren’t mandatory we were able to raise some money for Stem Cell Research and have donated it to BC Women’s Hospital. I hope that this run may become annual and continue on in the years to come! Anyone who wishes to donate to this important research can do so at http://www.bcchildrens.ca/donate.
Kaari, Grade 12
On February 28th, the YHS Community Service team ran the annual Fundraising Fest! The Fundraising Fest is an opportunity for students to showcase organizations and charities that represent causes in line with the core values of our school community, to give a chance to the student body to get involved with service projects, and giving back to those around us. Fundraising Fest is a great way to open up connections to community service opportunities for students where they may not have otherwise gotten the chance to do so. We had six different organizations represented at this year’s Fundraising Fest, ranging from humanitarian relief in Ukraine to mental health support locally in Vancouver. Here is a list of the organizations represented at last week’s fest, and links to get in contact with them if anyone is further interested in showing their support.
Ruby, Grade 11: Backpack Buddies, https://www.backpackbuddies.ca/donate
Sayde & Kasey, Grade 12: Kids Help Phone, https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/home
Jaclyn & Jane, Grade 11: Adam’s Apple Foundation, https://www.adamsapples.ca/cci-application
Jessica & Hailey, Grade 8: BCSPCA, https://spca.bc.ca/about-us/contact-us/
Monique, Grade 12: Reach For Outer Space, https://reachforouterspace.com/how-to-help/
Bianca, Grace 10: UN Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, https://www.un.org/en/ukrainecrisisresponse/humanitarian-response