On October 1st, Swan Hills Students got out and ran or walked in honour of Terry Fox. We kicked off the day with a motivational voice recording from Terry Fox and a special, “Never too late to donate”, video by Chris Thomsen. The weather was great and the students were engaged as they pushed themselves to their limits to complete their routes around town. The junior/senior high had to make it to the top of the hill and back while grades 4-6 had to push to make it to the end of their route and back in 45 minutes.
Our primary students’ challenge was a “What’s your 40?” relay activity around the school in honor of the 40th anniversary of the “Marathon of Hope.” Following the run, we hosted a Toonie hot dog lunch to add additional donations.
Altogether, we raised an astounding $2529.50 for the cause. True to his promise, Mr. Sekulich sang an impressive rendition of a Johnny Cash song over the intercom on Wednesday. Then, because we doubled our target, Mr. Sekluich agreed to sing a “student choice” song on Thursday. He sang “Jump” by Van Halen. A great time was had by all…except for those who had to listen to him sing…
A special thank you goes out to Chris Thomsen, who put together some very special motivational videos for each day of the week. It was another successful event!