Jamie Martin and her brother Jayden Martin stand outside Sowchea Elementary on June 2, where the annual Sowchea Social took place. At this year’s social, the pair’s mom, Kim came up with the idea to raise funds to help students of E. G. Walstrom in Slave Lake, Alberta. A friend of the Martin family, Anthony Beaver attends the school, which had only just re-opened on the day this picture was taken, after the devastating forest fires damaged much of the area. Students and teachers at the school had lost homes in the disaster. So students at Sowchea managed to raise $275 to help their fellow students in Slave Lake.
The cheque will be mailed this week, along with a letter from Principal Cam McCormick, and will hopefully not be caught for too long in the postal strike.