Elkford student builds and sells shed to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis

Grade 12 student Michiel Spittael raised $1,500 for CF Canada

Elkford Secondary School student Michiel Spittael begins the construction on his utility shed.

My name is Will Percy and I am proud to be an educator at Elkford Secondary School. Over the past few years, I have been facilitating the Cystic Fibrosis Walk in the town of Elkford B.C.

This year, due to the current circumstances, we were unable to do our physical walk, but this didn’t stop one student from still making a difference.

Michiel Spittael, a grade 12 student from Elkford Secondary School, donated funds to CF Canada. Michiel raised money by building and selling a utility shed. He initially received a donation from Ian Benson at Bears Paw Contracting for the materials.

Michiel had to overcome adversity because of the COVID-19 pandemic and completed his project from home. Michiel found a buyer for the shed and was able to raise $1,500 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. We at Elkford Secondary School believe that being involved in the community and volunteering is an essential attribute in becoming a model citizen. We are proud of Michiel’s dedication and generosity.


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