AVID students from Aldergrove Secondary volunteered at the Aldergrove clean-up on Saturday and now are fundraising for the Mantta family.

Community pulls together


After reading your cover article in last week’s edition, we were very moved by the circumstances of little Carter Mantta and his family. Carter was born with a rare genetic disorder, CGD, and is under-going stem cell transplant surgery next month at Children’s Hospital.

Our family was in a similar situation 13 years ago, as Jocelyn was born with a kidney defect that required corrective surgery when she was the same age as Carter, 2½ years old.

Our family, along with several of Jocelyn’s grade 10 AVID classmates from Aldergrove Secondary School, are holding a bottle drive this Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the aim of raising a month’s worth of gas money for the Mantta family.

Anyone with a pile of bottle empties can call 604-857-7578 to book a pick-up this weekend.

Thank you in advance,

Jocelyn Weber and her Mom, Ellen Barrington, Aldergrove