Students help Dominican Republic school

Former 72's coach receives lost pendant

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the Brothers of LaSalle and the Dominican Experience. The Brothers of LaSalle are dedicated to the education of children around the world.TheBrothershelpcloseto1,000,000 students get an education in more than 1,000 teaching establishments in 82 countries. The initiative began after the exposure

RUSSELL|Areahighschoolscontinueto helpstudentsintheDominicanRepublic through a fund-raising effort that has beneÀted from an impromptu meeting withastaroftheDragon’sDentelevision program. . Each year, the

trip group from St. Thomas Aquinas CHS in Russell had a chance encounter with Brett Wilson of the Dragon’s Den. Wilsonaskedaboutthe students’tripandthen he donated $10,000 to the Dominican Experience on behalf of the students. The money is being used to build a school that will be run by the Brothers of Lasalle. TheStudentSenate

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario highschoolssend students on a povertyexposure trip called The D o m i n i c a n Experience to the Dominican Republic. The Student Senate is raising funds to be directed t o w a r d t h e annual salaries of two teachers in that country.

The initiative began after the exposure trip group from St. Thomas Aquinas CHS in Russell had a chance encounter with Brett Wilson of the Dragon’s Den. Wilson asked about the students’ trip and then he donated $10,000 to the Dominican Experience on behalf of the students. The money is being used to build a school...

Photo Candice Vetter Former Embrun ‘72s coach Bob Richard Ànally receives his long-lost winning pendant. The pendant was found and returned by JimPoushinsky of Vernon, where it turned up when he cleaned his garage Áoor. Poushinsky contacted The News in June to ask for help in Ànding the owner. A photo and description ran in The News and several people told Richard they’d seen it. Richard was the general manager of the Embrun 72s in the early 1990s. He coached for 15 years. The 72s won the Jr. C Hockey Championship four years in a row and the pendant was from 1994-95 tournament. He also wears a matching ring from the previous year’s win. Wife Marielle made contact, and The News reported it, but Poushinsky had gone to Lake Superior for several months, returning recently. Neither man knows how it went from Perth, where Richard may have lost it on a job, to Vernon. Richard was grateful and very happywhen he shookPoushinsky’s hand. He said, “I never thought I’d see this again, I thank you from my heart.” Kin Club plans busy year

wouldliketohelpthisschooleveryyearby providing $7,000 to pay for two teachers’ salaries.SarahNortonrelated,“TheSenate agreed that we should hold a dress down day to raise the necessary funds. We are hoping that it will become an annual event.”ThisÀrsteventisscheduledtotake place in February.

At a recent board meeting, Principal of Religious and Family Life Education, JimRoberts, student trustee SarahNorton, Student Senate vice-chair Jessica Hogan, and St. Thomas Aquinas CHS chaplaincy leader Chris Vonesch told the board about the Catholic Student Senate’s support of


raise funds for the Military Families Fund. ThiswillbefollowedbyaSt.Patrick’sDay Trivia Night on March 17, which will raise funds for the St. Mary’s Anglican Church steeplerepairproject.ShortlybeforeFather’s Day in June will be a dinner, and a golf tournament will be held in the fall. The club once again plans to help with theRussellFair,HeritageDayandChristmas Parade, and is introducing an exciting new event—a Hallowe’en home decorating contest. There will also be several ongoing events including “In Conversation With”. There will also be assistance to the Russell Association for the Performing Arts, and a new “Welcome to Russell” project along the lines of Welcome Wagon. Leçons de guitare avec

RUSSELL|Itwasonlyin2011thatRussell’s newest service organization, the Kin Club, started, but they’ve already undertaken many projects and have ambitious plans for 2012. They’ve participated in the Heritage Festival,RussellFairandSantaClausparade as well as had their opening charter night. One member, Helen Menzinger, has seen huge success and national attention with Kaiden’s Care Kits. The kits were originally put together by Helen and her husband, for distribution in CHEO to parents whose newborn had cystic Àbrosis. They know Àrst hand how overwhelmingbringinghomeaCFbabycan be and designed the kits to make life easier for the new parents. With Kin support the kits won the smallest funds category of the Aviva Community Challenge and the funds will be used to help supply kits to hospitals across Canada. Thisyear’sscheduledeventssofarinclude a Kin info booth at the Living Locally Fair, cominguponJanuary21.OnFebruary11the club will host a 50s and 60s dance at Russell High School with Eddy and Stingrays, to

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