Sydnee Moore

Students’ Corner: New EMCC column

Sydnee Moore will be writing about happenings at Sooke high school

Edward Milne community school lends a helping hand

For most students, September 26 was just a normal day at school, though it wasn’t for Edward Milne. EMCS Leadership students organized a Spin-a-Thon, raising money towards Cops for Cancer.

Even though it meant rising at 6 in the morning, it was all for a good cause. Riding from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the students formed 11 groups and switched places on the bikes every 30 minutes. There had been talk for years about trying to break the old record of raising $5,000 but it was not until this year that Edward Milne did more than talk about it. They did it! The cyclists raised a grand total of $7,500, $2,000 more than the past record. With encouragement and effort, our community helped raise money for a world-wide disease that has also affected many Sooke families.

Two weeks after the record-breaking event, the students of Edward Milne helped Victoria’s homeless through Project Connect, a one-day event to help the people living on the streets in downtown Victoria.

Every year, students all over Greater Victoria make approximately 700 care packages. The homeless also receive a variety of free services such as medical attention and haircuts.

EMCS students were asked to donate socks and dental items until October 19. The results filled three huge industrial bags, which were taken downtown as a contribution, along with many other items given by the public.