Food Bank Frenzy!

On a recent rainy afternoon, the Grade 3-7 girls got into the “house” spirit for Food Bank Frenzy.

What’s Food Bank Frenzy?

Food Bank Frenzy!
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The girls bring in non-perishable food items to either the field (weather permitting) or the gym. Wearing their house colours, the girls line up at their house cone.

Then the relay race begins. Each team must deliver 150 items of food to their designated house official who is waiting in the centre of the gym. Runners run around a series of cones to deliver one food item at time. This is all done to music – and lots of very loud cheering!

Points are given to the fastest house, and to the house with the most spirit. Of course, the girls know that the most important thing is that they collected hundreds of items of food for the Food Bank.

Service Saturdays

The Great Canadian Shore Clean-Up at Jericho Beach, Sept 25, 2010.
The Great Canadian Shore Clean-Up at Jericho Beach, Sept 25, 2010.

Service Saturdays give our senior school students an opportunity to volunteer for various local organizations doing a variety of tasks – from helping out in an office, picking up garbage in their community, sorting clothes, serving food and more…

During our first Service Saturday of the year on September 25th, YHS students and staff had a choice of volunteering at:

  • Cleaning Jericho Beach for Great Canadian Shore Clean-up
  • Clearing holly at Pacific Spirit Park
  • Planting at Mahon Park
  • Helping out at the SPCA

Stay tuned for info on our next Service Saturday on November 27!