Canadian rider Jenn Serek and her horse

Grand prix fundraiser will help nourish students’ minds and bellies

Around $60,0000 raised at ninth Langley School Foundation's Grand Prix celebration at Thunderbird Show Park on June 1.

More than $60,000 was raised at the ninth annual Langley School Foundation’s Grand Prix celebration at Thunderbird Show Park on June 1.

The sold out affair had guests watching an international world class show jumping event that saw Brian Morton as the winner.

Under blue skies, 13 different wineries were pouring a selection of B.C. wines.

The money raised will go to innovative technology, some to help students with learning disabilities. It will also go to essential programs.

One of those essential programs is meal programs at schools.

“We are really doing a push on making sure all kids in the district can be fed and to keep this program sustainable,” said foundation executive director Susan Cairns.

“Sadly, the need in the district is great and there are many coming to school hungry.”

Along those lines, the foundation would like to fund greenhouses at school where vegetables can be grown by the students and used in the meal programs.

“Then the students can take ownership of feel they are contributing rather than feeling like it is a hand out,” she said.

Already, this exists at Aldergrove Secondary and the goal is to bring it to Brookswood Secondary next, said Cairns.

To learn more go to langleyschooldistrictfoundation.org.

Just Posted

How some Langley students used spare change, bake sales and candy-cane-grams to help the needy

This week, three families will have a better Christmas as a result

Road to the World Juniors leads through Langley

Finland plays Denmark on Wednesday, United States takes on Czech Republic on Saturday

How the Grinch stole a Langley senior’s Christmas

Mary Kydd said her car was broken into at her apartment’s underground parking garage last week.

Langley family lights up the holidays

“Christmas at the Carlsons” is a light display with music

Last-minute gift giving can help Langley charities, too

Calendar, bears, and ornament sales all help local charities and causes abroad

‘Are we going to play?’ Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

Porter Stanley is one of 30 people in the world to be diagnosed with Beare-Stevenson syndrome, a craniofacial disorder.

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

Watchdog called after man says Coquitlam cop shut car door on his leg

The Independent Investigations Office is probing an incident that occurred in Coquitlam last weekend

10-lane George Massey bridge too big, B.C. study says

Consultants say replacement tunnel cost similar to new bridge

Couple caught up in B.C. Legislature bomb plot to learn their fate

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested as part of an undercover RCMP sting on Canada Day 2013

Ryan Reynolds to narrate movie about B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor known for Deadpool movies will voice film to be released Feb. 15, 2019

Most Read