Big Valley kids raise $2.5k in local Terry Fox Run

Students at Big Valley Public School raised nearly $2,500 during its annual Terry Fox run, held this past Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Students from Big Valley School’s Grade 4/5 class show off their Terry Fox labels

Students at Big Valley Public School raised nearly $2,500 during its annual Terry Fox run, held this past Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The school’s 81 students, ranging in age from Kindergarten to Grade 9 made either a 2.3 km trek through the community’s golf course, or the longer 3.2 km route that included a longer golf course hike and a walk through town. The students were joined by about 25 parents, siblings and other community members during the walk, according to Cheryl Bartley, who works at the school.

Even the youngest Kindergarteners made the 2.3 km walk.

“They did great for a bunch of little guys,” Bartley said. “And it was a great fall day.”

For the past several years, the school has raised within the same fundraising range as what was accomplished this year, with pledges and donation coming from the community and friends in the area.

 

Just Posted

Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka

The new Highway 2 and Highway 53 intersection at Ponoka caused some confusion for one driver

Stettler armed robber convicted in court Oct. 12

Jayson Marshall gets over two years in jail

CORRECTED Donalda Creamery plans on tap Oct. 23

Architects to answer public’s questions about plans

WATCH: ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting during crime spree

Shots fired on two occasions during incidents, one suspect remains in hospital with serious injuries

Drumheller RCMP investigate human remains

Police find human remains in burning vehicle near Morrin

VIDEO: Tragically Hip singer-songwriter Gord Downie dies at 53

Downie had been fighting brain cancer for over a year

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

4 B.C. prisons install body scanners to combat drug smuggling

The scanners are aimed to combat the smuggling of contraband including weapons and drugs

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

The 15-year veteran of the force said he believes the RCMP is targeting him

Victim in fatal ammonia leak remembered for his passion and smile

Friends and colleagues remember Lloyd Smith as someone who was always willing to help people

Canadian planet hunter seeking alien life

‘The shifting line of what is crazy’ says Toronto-born astrophysicist

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.