A collection of photos from a range of Columbia Valley events and activities from this past week (October 3).
Windermere Elementary School principal Steve Bentley (middle) dressed up as his alter ego, Mrs. Bentley after students at his school raised $1940.40 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Bentley promised his students he would dress up as Mrs Bentley if they reached their fundraising goal of $350.00. Bentley would like to thank the Thrift Store for supplying his outfit, and Pharmasave for supplying his makeup.
Grade 1 Eileen Madsen Primary (EMP) School student Megan Bell practices dribbling a basketball during “Just Try It Sports Day” on Friday, September 28. Organized by runner Nadia Fry, the idea behind the day was to get kids more active and interested in sports, as students cycled between different sports stations including golf and soccer.
The Apple Fair took place on Monday; September 24 at Edgewater School. Crystal Leonard from Bear Aware presented bear safety to all classrooms, and brought with her an apple press. With the help of all the students; together they pressed over 100 kilograms of apples and made 40 litres of apple juice. Other Nature Smart stations included apple dissecting, apple tasting, apple stories and apple art.
Volunteer Trevor Wareham serves up a hot dog to Windermere Elementary Grade 3 student Sterling McDonald, 8, at the school’s Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, September 26.
Lisa Lehr of the Windermere Valley Early Childhood Team picked twenty-five pounds of vine ripened, organic tomatoes to distribute to 168 preschool children in childcare facilities and Strongstart programs for Canal Flats, Windermere.
George A. Dorn of Calgary (middle) — who only bought one ticket — is the proud winner of a 1969 Volkswagon convertible Beetle valued at $7,000, courtesy of the Columbia Valley Rockies hockey club. Rockies coach and GM Ross Bidinger (left) and Rockies vice-president Graeme Anderson turned over the keys to the lucky Calgarian on Friday, September 28.