Chantrell Creek Elementary principal Par Sahota (centre left) holds a specially requested violin next to parent hamper organizer Sara Francoeur

South Surrey students making spirits bright

A longstanding tradition of collecting presents for families in Surrey will brighten the holidays of families at two North Surrey schools.

A longstanding tradition of collecting Christmas presents for families in Surrey will brighten the holidays of families at two North Surrey schools.

On Dec. 10, leadership students at Chantrell Creek Elementary helped deliver carloads of wrapped gifts for 23 families at Cindrich and Senator Reid elementaries.

Sara Francoeur, parent hamper organizer, described it as “an amazing day for the leadership students to experience the heart-warming reaction from the families when they are out delivering gifts.”

Senator Reid principal Brad Helland said the recipient students and families “were delighted” by the show of goodwill. His noted his own school has no shortage of spirit themselves, with a 12 Days of Christmas Cheer effort that resulted in 46 boxes of non-perishables collected for the food bank.

Chantrell Creek students also held a coat and boot drive, and fulfilled a special request for a young girl who wished for a violin, Francoeur said in a news release.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Extradition proceedings for man charged in 2017 South Surrey killing delayed

Brandon Nathan Teixeira was arrested in California in December

Committee that replaced Surrey’s Public Safety Committee seven months ago has never met

Surrey mayor dissolved safety committee in July 2019, replaced it with Interim Police Transition Advisory Committee

Surrey job-seekers get help in new ‘Interview Ready, Dress to Profession’ program

Moving Forward and SEVA agencies partner to give clients ‘much needed supports’ for employment

Trial dates confirmed for youth charged with South Surrey mechanic’s stabbing death

Aggravated assault of White Rock senior to be addressed at same time: Crown

Child prodigy, 15, to perform own piano concerto with VSO in Surrey

British-born Alma Deutscher at Bell theatre on Feb. 28

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson talks plans for waterfront Ladysmith property after 12-day marriage

Anderson says she can pay her own bills. Peters denies making comments suggesting she can’t

Burger King breaks the mould with new advertising campaign

The company is known for irreverent ad campaigns

Maggie and Tim: B.C. residential school survivor turns to faith, forgiveness in mourning son

A young man’s tragic death and his mother’s survival through hardship

PHOTOS: RCMP call on kids to name latest police puppy recruits

This year’s theme is the letter ‘N,’ and 13 German shephards must be named

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett standing by to return to Smithers

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

Most Read

l -->