HSCDSB Secondary Students Take the Lead in ‘Serving As One’

Anna Harris, Vice-President of the St. Basil Secondary Student Council and Matt Sparling, St. Mary’s College Student Trustee pose with some of the thousands of pounds of food collected by their fellow students.

Students at St. Basil Secondary School and St. Mary’s College have thrown down the gauntlet to the participants in Monday’s Homecoming Weekend City-Wide mass which is scheduled for Monday morning at the Essar Centre.

Throughout the week students collected dry and canned goods to be distributed to local food banks. They were very enthusiastic about the cause and when the food was loaded on to a First Student Canada school bus their combined donation came in at a whopping 1,420 kilograms or 3,124 pounds.

The food collected by the students and at Monday’s mass will be distributed to replenish food banks at the Soup Kitchen Community Centre, St. Vincent de Paul Place and the Salvation Army.

“Our students have once again demonstrated Catholicity in action. We are so proud of their response to this call to assist those in need in our community and we hope participants in Monday’s city-wide mass will be equally generous,” said HSCDSB Director of Education, John Stadnyk.

The city-wide mass on Monday is the culmination of the Board’s Homecoming Weekend celebrations. The service, led by Bishop Plouffe, begins at 10:00 a.m. The theme of the mass is ‘Serving As One’ and it is asked that participants bring a dry or canned food donation to be loaded on to the school bus which will be parked near the main entrance of the Essar Centre.

For complete details on Homecoming Weekend visit www.asonesmc.com.