THESE SKEENA Junior students

Skeena Junior students prepare for famine

SKEENA JUNIOR students participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine May 4, some for the third year in a row.

SKEENA JUNIOR students participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine May 4, some for the third year in a row.

About 120 students signed up and those who have parental permission and who have raised $50 will be able to take part, says student Ashlee Thompson.

“It’s just kind of inspiring to think you can help people who are struggling,” says Thompson about why she’s participating.

The famine officially starts at 1 a.m. May 4 so students will go through the whole school day without food and then spend the night at the school with parent supervisors.

Students will be divided into groups with leaders, who will take them through the many games that have been planned, says Thompson.

Teams will be awarded points for how they do at each game and the team with the most points gets to eat first when the famine ends at about 5 a.m. Saturday with a huge feast cooked up by parents and some student leaders, she says.

Activities include a dunk tank and the principal and vice-principal will be two of the dunkees, says Thompson.

Students will also put their handprints on a banner and display it until the end of the school year.

They raised about $2,000 last year and hope to top that this year, she adds.

Just Posted

Firearms and fentanyl among items seized in police searches

Keith Seymour, 35, arrested on numerous outstanding warrants including kidnapping and extortion

More seniors in Terrace area struggling to afford food

The number of adults who used the Terrace Churches Food Bank jumped by 70 per cent from last year.

Terrace Peewees win provincials

The Midgets won bronze and Bantams finished fifth, with the female Midgets still playing

Bigger and safer bridge to be built across the Nass

New two lane bridge will accomodate heavier commercial vehicles

B.C. NDP offers tax breaks to jumpstart LNG Canada in Kitimat

‘We’re not giving away more money,’ Premier John Horgan says

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

B.C. pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions from around B.C. for National Puppy Day 2018

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

Walking from Argentina to Alaska

Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison is now in northern B.C. on his journey from Argentina to Alaska.

Most Read