Imagine trying to outpace other classes in your school in a fundraiser for a really good cause.
Imagine bringing in endless pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and still ending up with a negative total when the fundraiser came to an end.
That’s what happened to the Grade 11 and 12 students at Bulkley Valley Christian School recently, when students were given a coinbox and encouraged to bring in pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters for the Canadian Cancer Society (Pennies for Patients).
The unique twist, however, loonies or toonies put into a coinbox by students from other grades would bring their totals down.
By the time the fundraiser was completed, the Grade 11 class had a grand total of -$268.86 and the Grade 12 class had a grand total of -$278.46.
These negative totals might suggest a lack of enthusiasm for the cause, but this was certainly not the case.
In fact the negative totals were simply a result of acts of loonie and toonie “sabotage” by competing classrooms.
Every classroom at BVCS from Kindergarten to Grade 12 participated and more than $6000 was raised.
The leading classroom was a Grade 5/6 combination classroom with an amazing total of $921.31.
Also, the Grade 6 class took their band instruments around town and tried to raise a few additional dollars.