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.


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