Letters: Help our students remember

What a wonderful thing for these young people to commit themselves to.

Dear Editor,

The Edgewater Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a fund-raising Spaghetti Dinner on February 15th, 2014 with all profits going towards a trip to France and Belguim being planned by 20 Grade 12 students at David Thompson Secondary School. With an intensive study of World War One through two classes in history and literature, these students are part of a program called the Century Project, which is designed to honour the events of WWI. What a wonderful thing for these young people to commit themselves to. The idea of visiting the battlefields of 100 years ago and seeing the war memorials that have been erected over the years is awesome. The estimated cost for this venture per student is $4,000.

These students have been working summer jobs and doing fund-raisers on their own in order to raise the necessary funds.

Time is short, as the trip is planned for the spring break in March. Anyone interested in assisting these students can reach Shelley Little, the Century Project’s English Teacher, by calling 250-342-9213 extension 4524 or at 250-347-0048, or by calling me at 250-347-0044.

If desired, a charitable tax receipt will be issued. Tickets to the dinner are being sold in advance by the participating students and are $10 each. For information on purchasing a ticket from these students, call Shelley and she will be happy to direct you to a student closest to you. There will also be tickets sold at Pips Country Store and by members of the Royal Canadian Legion.  For more information on this venture and ticket sales, call me at 250-347-0044.

Let’s help these young adults to achieve their goals!!

Vi Wittman

Past president, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 199 (Edgewater)

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