Bright hair for a bright cause

Students hit their Terry Fox fundraising goal and teachers had to live up to their end of the bargain - come to school with pink hair.

Teachers at Isabella Dicken Elementary came to school with pink hair on Friday.

After a successful Terry Fox run and pancake breakfast September 14, students at Isabella Dicken Elementary and Fernie Secondary raised a whopping $5,445.

In an effort to raise the fundraising bar, teachers at Isabella Dicken had challenged students to raise over $5,000 this year. If the goal was met, teachers would come to school for a day with pink hair. Taking the challenge to the next step, while the annual pancake breakfast is generally free, everyone was asked to donate $2. The money would help cover the cost of food, with the remaining amount going towards cancer research.

With a fantastic turnout of students and parents from both schools, along with the additional pancake breakfast funds, the day was a success in surpassing the original goal.

Keeping to their promise, Isabella Dicken teachers came to school on Friday happily sporting bright pink hair.

 

Just Posted

Sparwood residents warned of mine blast

The blast at Elkview Operations is expected to be visible from the Sparwood community

Fernie women step in to save autism program

Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy to replace EK Behaviour Intervention Program in June

Reader survey offers Free Press readers $5000 cash prize

The Free Press is offering readers the chance to win $5000 cash… Continue reading

SD5 drafts business case for Fernie school expansion

Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School is currently 30 per cent over capacity

District of Elkford celebrates grand opening of new municipal office

Submitted District of Elkford The District of Elkford has officially begun serving… Continue reading

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

Fernie barbecue chef challenge this weekend

May 26 cook off to showcase local talent and produce, while raising funds for Fernie Rotoary

Community spirit saves Sparwood’s Coal Miner Days

Volunteers still needed to help run event, which will be held from June 3-9 at various locations

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Most Read