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together. It’s great.” Smiles were all around as students got to unwind and teachers got to join in on the fun, all for a good cause. “It’s good to have for last period,” said grade 10 student, Cameron Stolzman. “It’s to raise awareness for Earth Hour, and to raise mo- ney for a water fountain that refills water bottles.” EarthHour is a global event that has had an enormous impact on the environment through a one-hour lights out day to combat global warming and bring awareness to the necessity of global change. Earth Hour is a non-profit organization created through the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). The movement began in 2007 in Sydney, Austra- lia, and is responsible for creating environ- mental and legislative change by ‘harnessing the power of the crowd’.

Teachers and students alike were playing games and enjoying the day. Games such as bean- bag toss, and knock the cans were played for 25 cents. Winners received a ticket to go

Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) was having fun and games onMarch 26, in an attempt to raise money for a refillable water station, and raise awareness of the importance of recycling, water conserva- tion, and global warming. Organized by the VCI Eco Club, three students put the whole thing together. Grade 11 student Zier Zhou, and grade 12 students Danika Mayer and Samantha Lalonde got together for a good cause. “We’re raising money for a water fountain, but it’s also to raise awareness for Earth Hour,” explained Zhou. “It’s a lot of fun,” said grade 10 student, Josh Steward. “Everyone is here having fun

Grade 12 student Briana Chadourne, teacher Ilze Hilliere, and grade 12 student TylerThomas goofing around at the Eco carnival March 26.

“It’s great. The kids are having fun. They’re a lively bunch. It’s good they are doing this.” Earth Hour was March 28 at 8:30 p.m. More information on Earth Hour can be found at

toward a raffle, which included items such as a $10 Subway gift card, baked goods, and muchmore. “It’s our first time for a carnival like this,” said Matt Williams, VCI teacher.

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Grade 10 student Josh Stewart tries his luck at knocking down cans with a bow and arrow at the VCI games day, March 26.



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