An ambitious group of students, friends ,family members, recruits for the cause, ‘ kilometres for Kenya’, took to the boardwalk and trails in and around the Sault’s waterfront on Saturday morning, May 30,2015.
By all accounts, folks were raring to go on a 1 or 5 or 10 kilometre walk / run. This family friendly event is a project launched in 2014, through St. Mary’s French Immersion School, Huron Superior Catholic District School Board. The gathering place for the 2nd Annual kilometres for Kenya, was the Roberta Bondar Pavilion.
‘Our event, brought to you by a team of passionate students motivated to help our global community, offers a 1km family walk/jog and a 5km and 10km run for those whom wish to participate in a marathon event. All proceeds will go towards building a water well in Kenya.
Our event last year was well attended and the monies raised helped us reach our goal of building a school in Kenya! ‘
from link hscdsb.on.ca
Last year ‘ kilometres for Kenya’ supported a project with ‘Free the Children’, an NGO (non-government organization), working internationally. “The $600.00 raised last year, went to support the building of a school in Kenya.” said Lilliana Speck, one of the St.Mary’s French Immersion students rallying the recruits. “This year, the money is going to help with a water well for the school.”
By 10:00 am, close to 50 people of all ages, had come out on a brisk spring morning to walk, run, or otherwise roll along the waterfront. Good on ya gang. Three cheers for students’ mobilizing for a call to action. #hashtag #FreetheChildren.